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Media Coverage of Johnny's Selected Seeds

October 2014
PPH | Kalettes May Be Coming Soon to a Garden — & Dinner Plate — Near You » Johnny's Selected Seeds in Winslow has been selected to sell this new hybrid cross between Brussels sprouts and kale.
April 2014
Seed Research: Breeding Pedigreed Peppers » An interview with Johnny's Plant Breeder Janicka Eckert, by Rebekah Fraser for Growing Magazine
August 11, 2013
Hardy Vegetables Weather Outdoors Come Frost or Freeze » by Diana Lockwood for The Columbus Dispatch
June 2013
Heirlooms & Hybrids: Finding the Right Plant for your Garden » featuring an interview with Johnny's Plant Breeder Emily Haga, by Amy Grisak for A Garden Life

Grafting Tomatoes: A Beginner's Guide to Grafting Tomatoes » by Amy Grisak for Organic Gardening
May 29, 2013
In Defense of Grafting » by Anne Raver for The New York Times
March 6, 2013
January 2013
Tool Review: The Quick-Cut Greens Harvester » by Jean–Martin Fortier for Growing for Market

Maine Gardener: Invest seed money in startups like these » by Portland (ME) Press Herald gardening columnist Tom Atwell
January–February, 2013
A Spring Seed & Planting Primer » in Mother Earth Living, by William Woys Weaver
November 15, 2012: Johnny's Begins 40th Anniversary Celebration
November 13, 2012
July 11, 2012

Donations

May 2009

Johnny's Selected Seeds donated $40K to the Maine Farmland Trust in May 2009. The money was split between two of Maine Farmland Trust's buy/sell/protect projects:

  • River Road Farm (now Stonecipher Farm) in Bowdoinham
  • Charleston Dairy Farm
River Road Farm
(now Stonecipher Farm)
The Maine Farmland Trust bought and preserved 100 acres. About 60 acres (including all the farmland) was resold to a young couple (Ian and Tabitha Jerolmack), who are raising vegetables there. MFT raised $100K to cover the difference between the property's purchase price and what would be recouped from the sale price, $20K of which came from Johnny's.
Learn more about Stonecipher Farm »
Read article on Stonecipher Farm from the Brunswick Times Record »
Charleston Dairy Farm
MFT bought a 580-acre farm (with 220 tillable acres) in Charleston, which will be leased to a local dairy farmer. The farmer, who recently lost access to other leased land, will use the land for crops and pasture. This property is critical to the farmer's operation. The farmer will likely buy the land from MFT (as preserved land) in a few years. MFT will recoup what it paid for this farm, but will accrue costs in the interim. Johnny's $20K will cover a portion of those costs. Johnny's gift helped make the project possible.
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Johnny's Selected Seeds on TV & Radio

Northern Gardening Radio Show
Paul Gallione of Johnny's Research Department discusses the upcoming growing season on the Northern Gardening radio show broadcast by WTIP FM 90.7 in Minnesota.

Listen to a recording of the show »
Martha Stweart
Martha Stewart invited us to appear on her show to talk about the benefits and techniques of seed-starting and some of the tools we sell to help gardeners get an early start.

Watch seed-starting episode »
 
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