soulfood72


Full Name
Don Tipping
Member for
1 year 5 months
Bio
I have been managing an organic farm for the past 26 years. 21 years at my present location in Williams, Oregon in the SW corner of the state where a Mediterranean climate persists. Seven Seeds Farm has produced wholesale organic seed for many companies for the past 21 years and in the past decade we started and now focus our breeding and production efforts through our own retail seed offering- Siskiyou Seeds.
I enjoy doing rigorous selection and breeding work with a wide diversity of crops on 4 acres of annuals that is embedded in a larger Permaculture system with ponds, aquaculture, pasture based grazing, livestock and extensive orchards and woodlands.
Mailing Address

Siskiyou Seeds
3220 E Fork
Williams, OR 97544
United States

Phone
5416601077
Educational Background
UC Davis
Advanced and Basic Permaculture Design Trainings
Numerous organic Ag. & Plant breeding Seminars over the past 25 years
Largely self taught with hands on work.
Volunteer Background

Bio
I have been managing an organic farm for the past 26 years. 21 years at my present location in Williams, Oregon in the SW corner of the state where a Mediterranean climate persists. Seven Seeds Farm has produced wholesale organic seed for many companies for the past 21 years and in the past decade we started and now focus our breeding and production efforts through our own retail seed offering- Siskiyou Seeds.
I enjoy doing rigorous selection and breeding work with a wide diversity of crops on 4 acres of annuals that is embedded in a larger Permaculture system with ponds, aquaculture, pasture based grazing, livestock and extensive orchards and woodlands.
We host the biennial Seed Academy at our farm in Spring and Fall.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
Favas, zinnias, Peppers, Corn, onions, kale and many more.
Least favorites are anything we can’t save seed on due to our climate.
Growing Experience
Growing food
Starting seeds
Growing perennials
Hand pollination
Seed-saving
Plant breeding
Other
Time Commitment
2-5 hrs
Growing Location
Space Available
Nice backyard (401 - 2500 sq. ft)
Soil Details
Clay Loam. 18 years Biodynamic management with on farm animals and compost production
Soil Type
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
Forest
Neighbors' crops (within 1 mile)
Forest and homestead gardens
Possible GMOs in the neighborhood...
Details
None as our farm is surrounded by forested public land.
Other relevant information
Cucumber beetles and flea beetles and some bird pressure.