Grayhead Prairie Coneflower Seed Pack
"WILDFLOWER (Ratibida pinnata (vent.) barnhart) (June – August)—
40 Seeds per pack
"This beautiful yellow native perennial is easily established from seeds and will bring in the pollinators. We gathered seeds from this exquisite plant at our family farm outside of Garnett, Kansas. Dancing through the fields we collected seeds from many plants over about 10 acres land. This plant has a history of the roots being used to treat toothaches. During the harvest we did not harvest every flower we came across rather we a little bit from all of it. This is regenerative harvesting where seeds remain in the ecosystem where they can feed the ecosystem and establish new plants. Harvesting wild flowers locally adapted to region is where it is at." -Buffalo Seed Company
Locally grown, no chemicals, open pollination, no field irrigation, organic, locally adapting
The Buffalo Seed Company supplies growers in the Midwest with locally adapting horticulture and crop seeds to increase the resiliency and sustainability of our local food systems. The Company was launched by Matthew & Nancy Kost in October, 2018. Nancy is from the Altiplano of Bolivia and grew up growing quinoa, potato, and llamas in a resilient and sustainable system that predates the Inca Empire. She has since acquired a bachelor degree in agronomy from Earth University in Costa Rica, a Master of Science Degree in tomato breeding from The Ohio State University. Matthew is originally from Kansas City and has returned after obtaining a Bachelor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas, a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Agroecology from The Ohio State University, and Postdoctoral degree in conserving amaranth and quinoa landraces in Peru. Matthew and Nancy have extensive farming experience throughout the Americas and have deep knowledge and wisdom of seeds, seed systems, evolution, ecology, and adaptation.