Trina decided to drop her organic certification effective March 1, 2016. This was a financial decision, not a plant management decision.
Plants will continue to be grown using ecological methods without the use of synthetic chemical
fertilizers and pesticides.
"Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately people and communities."
We have begun to draw particular attention to those plants that have received the Slow Food organization's distinctive recognition as threatened. ARK plants have been so desgnated for the need to preserve these endangered foods and their associated economic, social and cultural heritage. For more information, visit SlowFoodUSA.org.
Silver Heights Farm
216 Eggler Road
Jeffersonville, NY 12748
"Note: The phone rings in Trina's home, not in the greenhouse.
Inconvenient, we know, but we are in the "boonies."