Micro-greens are sprouted plants eaten in their very young state. Research has shown they are more nutritious and great for growing in small spaces. In fact, some research shows, Micro-greens are four- to 40-fold more concentrated with nutrients than their mature counterparts.
This July San Diego Seed Company owner, Brijette Peña had the amazing opportunity of teaming up with PermaPeru to offer an organic seed production workshop in the Sacred Valley of Peru. This one-day intensive workshop was held in Urubamba, at the beautiful organic farm of Talia Morales, the director of PermaPeru. Participants learned in-depth information about the sexual reproduction process of vegetable, flowers and herb plants.
San Diego Garden News
“We talk about food-to-table, but seed-to-table is just as important,” explains Brijette Romstedt-Peña, founder of the San Diego Seed Company, which is currently the only local seed distributor in San Diego and the only certified organic urban seed producer in the country.
Just 10 years ago, Romstedt-Peña, who is originally from rural Kansas, saw a need for locally cultivated seeds in San Diego…”
Tucked away in a hillside community — an extension of City Heights perched over the 94 freeway — is one of San Diego’s more unusual businesses: a seed company. On a sprawling acre, replete with a couple of large metal storage sheds, a garage filled with seed processing machinery and a chicken coop with seven busy hens, Brijette Peña is in seed production, currently growing her winter crop: rows of cilantro, peas, lettuce and a special round red tomato variety for CSA (community-supported agriculture) and small-scale growers…