National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces $1.7 Million in Grants from the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 5, 2021) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $1.7 million in grants to conserve monarch butterflies and other insect pollinators in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The grants will generate $3.3 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of […]

See Our New 2021 Flower Seed Additions!

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American Basketflower (Centaurea americana)

Say hello to our 2021 new flower seed additions! We are introducing 4 new wildflower varieties include American Basketflower, Sweet Joe Pyeweed, Wingstem, and False Aster plus entirely new mixes designed for flower plantings under and around solar panels on solar farms. The American Basketflower is named after the basket weave-like pattern of the flower […]

The Gifts of Conservation

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In a recent post by Farmers.gov, they brought needed attention to the gifts given to us through conservation, and how our protection of the environment has lasting benefits on our planet and for future generations. At Applewood Seed Co., we share a similar drive to incorporate conservation into all aspects of our business. From our […]

Stuck on Milkweed

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Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

There are more than 100 species of Milkweed (Asclepias species) in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, and they get their name from the sticky white sap that seeps from leaves and stems when damaged.  They occur in many types of environments, from moist sites in the Northeast to deserts of the Southwest. Milkweeds are an […]

Biodiversity Series on Natives Bees | Native Bee Group: Bumblebees

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This blog marks the beginning of our series on biodiversity. Biodiversity refers to all of the living organisms on earth, which include plants, animals, bacteria and fungi.  Many species are being threatened with extinction due to the activities of humans.  Pollution, habitat loss, climate change, and population growth have put many species at risk of […]

Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child

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For the last decade, Applewood Seed Co. has proudly supported Denver-based AfricAid in providing robust, locally-led mentorship initiatives that cultivate confidence, improve academic and health outcomes, and promote socially-responsible leadership skills. The programs they support are run by their Arusha-based sister organization, GLAMI (Girls Livelihood and Mentorship Initiative), an organization led by two remarkable Tanzanian […]