The history of West Coast Seeds started in 1983 in Vancouver, British Columbia, under the stewardship of Mary Ballon. A nursing instructor at the University of British Columbia, Mary’s love of gardening and fervent belief in growing food locally has helped motivate a generation of organic gardeners on the West Coast and right across the continent. West Coast Seed only sells untreated seeds. We specialize in HEIRLOOM, HERITAGE and CERTIFIED ORGANIC seeds for your organic growing. We offer 800 varieties of untreated, non GMO, non GEO, open pollinated and hybrid seeds for your selection as well as a wide range of gardening supplies. West Coast Seeds is certified by the Pacific Agriculture Certification Society (Registration number 16-205).
West Coast Seeds Declaration of Principles
West Coast Seeds believes, first and foremost, in the principles of organic growing. Namely, we believe that food and all plants should be grown without the use of synthetic chemicals and that the seeds we supply are an important component within the broader conceptual approach to organic gardening. We believe that growers are custodians of the land they grow on — however large or small — and that by nourishing the soil through organic gardening techniques like composting and crop rotation, the plants they grow will be more vigorous, and less demanding. We believe that food should be grown in healthy soil.
We believe in supplying our customers with the freshest, fattest seed available to us, with the highest rate of germination possible. Our seed is never treated with insecticides, fungicides, or other chemicals which we believe cause more harm than good. In the rare instance when our seeds are coated for easier handling, the coating will be organic and composed of natural ingredients such as clay, molasses, etc.