100% Michigan Grown Staple Crop Seeds that Empower Your Plant-based Lifestyle Goals

Your Self-reliant Homestead

In addition to providing food for your family, your gardens can include crops with uses beneficial to a self-reliant homestead.

The Seeds:

Feed Crops

Oilseed Varieties

Crops for Weaving, Broom making, Cordage, and Thatching

Crops for Making Alcohol

Crops for Biofuel Production Applications

Ornamental Collection  - perfect for crafting or that special showy garden spot.

The Resources:

Sizing your Plot to Meet Your Dietary Needs

Homestead Skills for Food Production

Homestead Production of Sorghum Syrup

Homestead Transformation of Broomcorn into Brooms & Whisks

Making Buckwheat Flour from Tartary or Japanese Buckwheat

Making and Using Cornmeal at Home

Locally grown, regionally adapted seeds are the key to personal food security so here is how to Create your Homestead's Personal Seedstock.

Seed drying trays for processing your seed stock.

Be sure to check Cultivating the Staples - Plant, Grow, Use, & Save Seed - an assemblage of guides and bulletins on our favorite crops. Also, access our various Education Outreach in the Community presentations for useful information.