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Farm, Garden and The Land => Permaculture, Land Management and Foraging => Topic started by: ModernSurvival on November 10, 2008, 01:15:39 PM

Title: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: ModernSurvival on November 10, 2008, 01:15:39 PM
I posed a thread in the Agriculture forum about seed catalogs with now a full 24 free seed catalogs you can get online.  Here are 9 that are more geared for the Permaculture minded specializing in shrubs, bushes and trees.  Two are also in the seed catalog post but 7 of these are brand new.

1. Nourse Fams - http://www.noursefarms.com/CustomerService/CatalogRequest.aspx

2. Adams County Nursery - http://www.acnursery.com/acn_catalog.php

3.  Rain Tree Nursery - http://www.raintreenursery.com/Catalog_Requests.html

4.  Isons Nusery and Vinyards - http://isons.com/catalog.php

5.  Musser Forests Inc - http://www.musserforests.com/catalogrequest.html

6.  Carino Nurseries - http://www.carinonurseries.com/reqcat.htm

7.  Stark Bro's - http://www.starkbros.com/our-company/request-a-catalog

8.  Miller Nurseries - http://www.millernurseries.com/signup.php

9.  Trees of Antiquity - http://www.treesofantiquity.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us

Winter is coming and it is really comforting to sit in front of a fire and read catalogs like these and plan for spring.  Hope you enjoy the list,


edit: 12-20-2011 archer fixed old catalog request pages|
edit: 11-01-2013 spartan fixed the isons link.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: auroraesker on January 22, 2009, 10:11:33 AM
 I also get some catalogs from fedco (a coop in Maine) and Johnny's seed company(not only seeds). I have also gone on some forays to old abandoned farmhouses to divide up some beautiful, but overcrowded rhubarb plants-the original plants appreciated the growing room.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: Roswell on February 02, 2009, 12:18:09 AM
Jack,

I am new to gardening/permaculture and I live in the Suburbs so, I was thinking of starting out small.  Since, I have never done this before I was curious for instance why the seeds at Isons seem to be so much cheaper than Nourse.  I just finished slipping through both PDFs.  The other places didn't have PDFs so, I won't comment on those.  My question is though is there that big a difference in seeds?  Any other reasons?  It was a pretty large difference.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: doober on March 14, 2009, 09:30:28 PM
Seed Saver's Exchange is my favorite source for heirloom seeds.  They have an astonishing variety of heirloom seeds available.

http://www.seedsavers.org/ (http://www.seedsavers.org/)
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: dchunter on May 29, 2009, 11:13:40 PM
Another amazing resource is the print catalog from Richter's Herbs. They have hundreds of medicinal and otherwise useful plants. The catalog is full of images, descriptions, plant uses, etc. Order at http://www.richters.com/ (http://www.richters.com/).
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: sage0925 on July 09, 2009, 05:54:14 PM
When you order from Richter's, order by phone...their website has a regrettable tendency to screw up online orders...and anybody worried about their herbal medicine cabinet, they sell poppy seeds...the real kind. Mine showed up today. Can't wait til next spring.  ;)  Hpoefully, they'll grow in my greenhouse, and I won't kill them like I've killed so much other stuff.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: jbritely on August 20, 2009, 07:04:44 AM
Thanks for the links, I'm going to order some catalogs.  However, I would be careful with RainTree.  I bought two trees from them and they both died (my usual failure rate with trees is only about 10 or 20 percent).  Here are some other complaints:  http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/105/ (http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/105/)

Also, I tend to agree with Steve Soloman (gardening when it counts) that buying from a company in your climate zone makes sense.  See page 111 of

 http://books.google.com/books?id=lbohaJCxFnAC&pg=PA114&lpg=PA114&dq=gardening+when+it+counts+seed+catalogs&source=bl&ots=EG9k-1IUKy&sig=sb0714ySKw1RB0s5pj-sf-M25vU&hl=en&ei=V0aNSprUGcnKlAePtbydDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3#v=onepage&q=&f=false (http://books.google.com/books?id=lbohaJCxFnAC&pg=PA114&lpg=PA114&dq=gardening+when+it+counts+seed+catalogs&source=bl&ots=EG9k-1IUKy&sig=sb0714ySKw1RB0s5pj-sf-M25vU&hl=en&ei=V0aNSprUGcnKlAePtbydDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3#v=onepage&q=&f=false)
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: Roswell on August 20, 2009, 07:30:13 AM
Thanks for the links, I'm going to order some catalogs.  However, I would be careful with RainTree.  I bought two trees from them and they both died (my usual failure rate with trees is only about 10 or 20 percent).  Here are some other complaints:  http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/105/ (http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/105/)

It looks like all the negative comments come from people that ordered over the phone.  I ordered online and had no problems. My two apple trees seem fine. I wish they were a little taller, but all in due time.

They have a return policy. If your trees died they will replace them. However, I'd try to email them.  Apparently, they don't use phones well.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: rob_ma on August 20, 2009, 03:53:44 PM
I can highly recommend Miller Nurseries. Been buying fruit trees from them for a number of years. Every time I take one out of the shipping container I am always pleased by its size and condition. I've even had quite a few that were pulled from the container with a full compliment of flowers on them.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: SelfReliantJon on September 30, 2009, 10:13:35 AM
I would like to add this particular site, Oikos Tree Cops (link to follow).  I have visited the nursery several times (MI) and love what they do.  Great site for Permaculture and edible forest gardens.  Focus on trees and other various perennials.

http://www.oikostreecrops.com/store/home.asp?cookiecheck=yes& (http://www.oikostreecrops.com/store/home.asp?cookiecheck=yes&)
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: Dawgus on December 11, 2009, 08:23:47 AM
 We've been using Seeds Of Change for the past few yhears and are very happy with them. All seeds are certified organic, and most are heirloom varieties. I love that their seed packets themselves are actualllu biodegradable.
http://www.seedsofchange.com/ (http://www.seedsofchange.com/)
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: msgrubbyfungus on January 21, 2010, 05:43:26 PM
I would like to recommend Bob Wells nursery (http://www.bobwellsnursery.com/ (http://www.bobwellsnursery.com/)) for fruit trees and berries. I’d especially like to recommend him to folks in the North Central and East Texas areas as I think his selection of trees and growing conditions work well for our climate and soil conditions.

I ordered several trees and berries (both bare root and container grown) from Bob last week via email and the whole process was one of the easiest ordering experiences I’ve had in years. I live in the Fort Worth area and Bob’s nursery is located in Lindale, Texas so I took a day out earlier this week to drive over and pick up my plants. The plants are all beautiful and Bob was a pleasure to meet; he invited me to look around his operation, shook my hand and thanked me for business on a couple of occasions. I’m not and “old timer” by any stretch but I left feeling like I truly was a valued customer and thinking “this is how business should be done”.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: Sweethearts Mom on January 21, 2010, 07:09:34 PM
I got my Norse Farms catalog and i have a problem with any plant that has a patent. All of their plants have them which to me says they could be GM?
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: ebonearth on February 09, 2010, 08:30:49 PM
One to add: Ecology Action's Bountiful Gardens (http://www.bountifulgardens.org/).
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: zackandjen2004 on February 12, 2010, 02:41:09 PM
 Edible Landscaping charges $2 for their catalog.  (http://ediblelandscaping.com/catalogue.php (http://ediblelandscaping.com/catalogue.php))  I have the 2006-07 one in my reference library.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: Goju on April 11, 2010, 04:51:08 AM
I have also had very good luck using Miller Nurseries. One order included a peach tree which was promptly planted but did not survive for whatever reason. Millers replaced the tree without the least bit of hassle.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: wyomiles on January 23, 2011, 11:34:27 AM
I like Shumways.

http://www.rhshumway.com/ (http://www.rhshumway.com/)
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: endurance on July 15, 2011, 07:56:11 PM
I just received my first order from Horizon Herbs (http://www.horizonherbs.com) and after receiving orders from Richters and Miller nursery earlier this year, I can't compliment Horizon highly enough.  I can't say anything negative about Miller or Richter, but the care and attention to detail in the packaging of the plants and the health of the plants when received from Horizon was the best I've ever seen.  It's as if they care about the future of each plant and want to help it get off to the best start possible.

They have a great variety of seeds and started plants, shrubs and trees with the best variety of medicinal plants that I've found yet.  I discovered them via google, but really they should be on everybody's list.  If you're looking for it, they probably have seven varieties of what you're looking for that you never even knew existed.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: MuddyFork on July 16, 2011, 11:13:05 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: moprep4life on December 20, 2011, 05:02:24 PM
When I click on the link for Raintree, I get an error page.
And the one for Adams keeps giving me a failure to connect to server message.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: archer on December 20, 2011, 05:40:24 PM
When I click on the link for Raintree, I get an error page.
And the one for Adams keeps giving me a failure to connect to server message.
I fixed the addresses for Raintree and Starks. and Adams works for me now.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: rikkrack on November 02, 2012, 06:39:02 AM
Same stuff just put into one page. Thanks to all for links.

1.   Nourse Fams - http://www.noursefarms.com/CustomerService/CatalogRequest.aspx  (http://www.noursefarms.com/CustomerService/CatalogRequest.aspx)
2.    Adams County Nursery - http://www.acnursery.com/acn_catalog.php  (http://www.acnursery.com/acn_catalog.php)
3.   Rain Tree Nursery - http://www.raintreenursery.com/Catalog_Requests.html (http://www.raintreenursery.com/Catalog_Requests.html)
4.   Isons Nusery and Vinyards - http://isons.com/catalog.htm (http://isons.com/catalog.htm)
5.   Musser Forests Inc - http://www.musserforests.com/catalogrequest.html  (http://www.musserforests.com/catalogrequest.html)
6.   Carino Nurseries - http://www.carinonurseries.com/reqcat.htm  (http://www.carinonurseries.com/reqcat.htm)
7.   Stark Bro's - http://www.starkbros.com/our-company/request-a-catalog (http://www.starkbros.com/our-company/request-a-catalog)
8.   Miller Nurseries - http://www.millernurseries.com/signup.php  (http://www.millernurseries.com/signup.php)
9.   Trees of Antiquity - http://www.treesofantiquity.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us (http://www.treesofantiquity.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us)
10.   Seed Saver's Exchange http://www.seedsavers.org/ (http://www.seedsavers.org/)
11.   Richter's Herbs http://www.richters.com/ (http://www.richters.com/)
12.   Oikos Tree Cops http://www.oikostreecrops.com/store/home.asp?cookiecheck=yes& (http://www.oikostreecrops.com/store/home.asp?cookiecheck=yes&)
13.   Seeds Of Change http://www.seedsofchange.com/ (http://www.seedsofchange.com/)
14.   Bob Wells nursery http://www.bobwellsnursery.com/ (http://www.bobwellsnursery.com/)
15.   Ecology Action's Bountiful Gardens. http://www.bountifulgardens.org/ (http://www.bountifulgardens.org/)
16.   Edible Landscaping http://ediblelandscaping.com/catalogue.php (http://ediblelandscaping.com/catalogue.php)
17.   Shumways http://www.rhshumway.com/ (http://www.rhshumway.com/)
18            Horizon Herbs http://www.horizonherbs.com/ (http://www.horizonherbs.com/)
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: greggcole on November 11, 2012, 12:42:20 PM
I really appreciate this page just ordered several catalogs. Cannot wait.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: GeddyFlea on November 28, 2012, 12:05:41 PM
I live in Texas and have ordered from Legg Creek Farm - http://www.leggcreekfarm.com/ they are also in Texas and specialize in heat tolerant trees with low chill hours. They sometimes run a special of "get a free tree with every order". I've just started planting trees, so only time will tell if I am successful.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: PorcupineKate on November 29, 2012, 09:01:12 AM
I am in northern New England and I love Fedco.  If you have a bunch of gardening friends you can save a lot of money on seeds with Fedco.   Every year about a dozen friends of mine pool an order at Fedco. 

They give bulk discounts and have various package sizes.  When the order comes in my friend and I sort out the order and divide up some of the larger packages of seeds. 

We range from small to large gardens and we add a few people to the group each year.  Most of us have totals between $2.00 and $30.00 with the smallest garden being 10'x 8'.  Of course the 3.5 acre organic farm in the group purchases a lot more seeds than $30.00 worth. 

Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: photontorpedotube on December 23, 2012, 05:22:22 AM
The Useful Plants Nursery in Black Mountain, NC, sells some nice stuff.   

http://www.usefulplants.org/

Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: Coctailer on May 01, 2013, 07:42:19 PM
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Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: V8vega on January 03, 2014, 09:49:01 AM
I would like to recommend Bob Wells nursery (http://www.bobwellsnursery.com/ (http://www.bobwellsnursery.com/)) for fruit trees and berries. I’d especially like to recommend him to folks in the North Central and East Texas areas as I think his selection of trees and growing conditions work well for our climate and soil conditions.

I ordered several trees and berries (both bare root and container grown) from Bob last week via email and the whole process was one of the easiest ordering experiences I’ve had in years. I live in the Fort Worth area and Bob’s nursery is located in Lindale, Texas so I took a day out earlier this week to drive over and pick up my plants. The plants are all beautiful and Bob was a pleasure to meet; he invited me to look around his operation, shook my hand and thanked me for business on a couple of occasions. I’m not and “old timer” by any stretch but I left feeling like I truly was a valued customer and thinking “this is how business should be done”.
Thanks for the heads-up! His selection of Pecan trees is awesome. I've been looking to buy a couple Pecan trees, but wasn't sure if some cultivars were tougher than others. I will be giving them a call.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: antsyaunt on January 03, 2014, 05:08:53 PM
I can vouch for Miller Nurseries and also Richter's Herbs, too.  I have had good experiences over the years with both of them.
Title: Re: 9 Cool Catalogs for Permaculture
Post by: josey124 on November 16, 2014, 09:32:30 AM
A really interesting one is also: http://jlhudsonseeds.net
They have a gazillion of interesting seeds. The homepage is terrible but the service is good. Also, get them to send you a free catalog. It's really not pretty but the information is amazing. It's great for reference.