Growing with Solar: Fedco Seeds Powered by the Sun
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Fedco Seeds employees line up in front of the new solar array powering their operations in Clinton, Maine. The 54.6kw solar array will provide for roughly 94% of the company’s electricity.
The nearly 40-year old seed company is one of a very few in the country that are cooperatively organized. Because they do not have an individual owner or beneficiary, profit is not the organization’s primary goal. Consumers own 60% of the cooperative and worker members 40%. Consumer and worker members share proportionately in the cooperative’s profits through annual patronage dividends.
We are grateful for Fedco Seeds for their solar investment – heartily supported by their members! – for both the symbolic as well as practically implications of one of the country’s most revered seed companies literally powering their seed-growing from the sun.
Dig into Fedco’s catalog online at: https://www.fedcoseeds.com/
Their robust catalog includes vegetable, herb and flower seeds, organic growers supply, trees and plants for spring, tubers and seed potatoes, and bulbs and plants for fall.