GardenHoard

The Garden Hoard

Livonia, Michigan · 258 Sales

GardenHoard

The Garden Hoard

Livonia, Michigan 258 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars
(114)

Announcement   Hand-Harvested Heirloom Seeds - Organically Grown in SE Michigan

Announcement

Hand-Harvested Heirloom Seeds - Organically Grown in SE Michigan

Katie Flickinger

Contact shop owner

Katie Flickinger

Items

No items listed at this time

Reviews

No reviews in the last year

Anonymous on Aug 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful seller! Sent detailed information about the seeds - planting tips, etc. Very excited to plant.

Anonymous on Aug 11, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Nice seller! Great packaging. :)

Anonymous on May 27, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much! I absolutely love the items! Very fast shipping!

View all 114 reviews

About

About Us

Garden Hoard propagates heirloom seeds for a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs while providing consumers with the knowledge and tools to grow healthy, safe produce and beautiful flowers.

We have grown every variety of seed we sell, organically. We collect seeds from our plants by hand, dry them, clean them and put them into inventory. We do not re-sell larger manufacturer’s seeds or contract out our seed growing. Our seed packets are also completely handmade. Each packet is designed, cut out, folded, and secured together by us, by hand, and every packet is made to order.

We take what we have learned from growing these many varieties of plants and compile how-to guides that we include with many of our seed packets. We love to teach and inspire, and hope that others will pass on what they have learned. The attention to detail with our hand-harvested seeds and how-to guides are part of why we are becoming a trusted seed brand.

Aside from selling our homegrown seeds online, we also sell at local farmers markets in the summer. We are a vendor at the Livonia Farmers Market at the Wilson Barn on Saturdays, and the Redford Farmers Market at the Marquee on Sundays.

Currently, Garden Hoard has urban farms in six locations in southeast Michigan. There is one in Livonia, one in Commerce Township, one in Walled Lake, and three in Redford. The farms are operated by Katie (me) on a daily basis and my husband, Christian, helps in his spare time. Collectively, we are farming on about 2 acres of land. At the urban farms, all kinds of heirloom fruits and vegetables are grown for food and seed production, and are isolated properly to keep seeds pure. We established the business in 2010, and have been expanding every year.

Managing the hoard is a big undertaking. We work at least 70 hours a week on a wide variety of tasks. Throughout the week, we ship out any seed orders that come in. We also continuously pot up plants, start seeds, harvest produce, transplant, dehydrate produce as well as keep all of the urban farms under control with regards to watering, weeding, trellising, and so on. During the off season, we clean the seeds that were harvested and keep the website up to date. We update our Facebook page on a daily basis, as well as our Twitter account. We also have an Instagram.

Garden Hoard is officially recognized by the Council for Responsible Genetics as a Safe Seed Resource.

Tweet

Shop members

  • Katie Flickinger

    Owner

    I have such a passion and true love for growing and propagating all kinds of plants. I put everything I have and all of my energy into Garden Hoard, and it has become more rewarding than I could have ever imagined.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 4, 2015

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Money orders, personal checks, and PayPal.
Shipping
Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to keep them safe during their journey to you. All seed orders are shipped within 1 week of your order date via USPS First Class mail. All seed packets are made to order.