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Resilient Seeds

Sustainable farming & gardening company.

​The Backyard Beans and Grains Project (BBGP) began in 2008 as a response to the challenge of incorporating locally-grown staple foods into the diet.

The main activity of the Backyard Beans and Grains Project has been to research varieties of dry legumes, grains, and seed crops that may grow well in the PNW bioregion and run trials to determine their suitability for the small-scale grower. The trials are conducted on Certified-Organic farmland near Bellingham, Washington. All research is aimed at small-scale, low-tech growers with minimal use of fossil fuels and specialized equipment.

Mission Statement
The work od BBGP is based on the premise that crop diversification is vital for the long-term sustainability of any local food system, and that staple foods such as beans and grains are a key component of a sustainable foodshed in Whatcom County and across the Pacific Northwest.
legumes, beans, grains, local foods, farmer education, small scale staple foods