Terroir Seeds & Underwood Gardens

This is a northern Arizona member spotlight for Terroir Seeds & Underwood Gardens TerroirSeedsLogoTerroir Seeds was born as a vision from both Cindy and Stephen Scott, along with Allan and Eileen Davis. Based in Chino Valley, the company is known for the finest hand selected heirloom and open pollinated seeds, along with education in soil building and seed saving. Cindy and Scott have been involved for almost 20 years in environmental education, habitat restoration, Holistic Resource Management in both grassland and rangeland improvements with several local ranches, as well as studying the impact of development and loss of agriculture on the health of soils and how to restore their biological activity and vitality. Cindy and Stephen both walked away from full-time jobs in 2008 to pursue their dream that was Terroir Seeds, a company that not only provides quality garden seeds but helps customers improve their gardens and skills with a wealth of information not found anywhere else.

Their focus is exclusively heirloom and open pollinated varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs; they do not sell hybrids. Visit their heirloom seed catalog online today to plan all of your gardens this year. You can also find educational materials, tools, gardening gear and more at their online store.2014CatalogCover1Terroir

Underwood Gardens was founded in 1993 by Mayo Underwood, as she put together a list of her personal seed inventory from dedicated seed collecting and seed saving from many years of travels, both in the United States and abroad. These initial offerings from Underwood Gardens resulted from family and friends being interested in what her seed bank contained. The first printed catalog appeared in 1994 with 18 pages and grew to 65 pages by 2007.

Terroir Seeds purchased Underwood Gardens in the Fall of 2008 and relocated it from Woodstock, IL to Chino Valley, AZ. They have stayed true to the original goal of preserving genetic diversity by saving and distributing heirloom and open pollinated seeds. At the same time they have expanded the original membership program by donating needed seeds and education to many great organizations that are using gardening to educate people how to grow their own food and become more self reliant.

The membership program benefits include:

  • 20% discount on everything- seeds, tools, books and gardening supplies.
  • Membership welcome package with fun and educational items.
  • The knowledge and satisfaction that you are helping Terroir Seeds LLC/Underwood Gardens in supporting gardening programs across the nation.
  • Gift Memberships are available for friends and relatives and are a perfect way to share heirloom gardening with someone special

For more information on Terroir Seeds or Underwood Gardens, or memberships, visit www.underwoodgardens.com or call 888-878-5247.

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