Association Kokopelli - Production of organic and biodynamic seeds



Association Kokopelli, a non-profit making organization in France, was set up in 1999 to take up the torch of Terre de Semences in France which was forced to close down following the enforcement of a ministerial decree (issue by the French Ministry of Agriculture) imposing draconian conditions for the legal registration of heirloom vegetable varieties in a
"National List for Amateur Varieties". Association Kokopelli is involved in the protection of biodiversity and in the production and distribution of biodynamic and organic seeds.

"The Seeds of Kokopelli"


A manual for the production of seeds in the family garden.
A directory of Heritage Seeds

asociation KokopelliThis book is available in USA with

This work presents for each vegetable or grain plant various general headings : botanical classification, history, nutrition, gardening advice. It then presents two headings linked to the reproduction of the plants, " pollination " and " seed production ", which set out in detail the different types of pollination, the nature of the plant (autogamous or allogamous), the required distances for isolation, the technique of producing the seed and advice relating to the cleaning, drying, sieving and storing of the seed. There is sometimes an additional heading "varietal creation" for the gardeners wishing to create their own varieties.

You will also find a directory presenting around 2500 varieties or species. We have expanded our research of heirloom varieties and now propose in the directory : more than 600 varieties of tomatoes, 50 varieties of eggplants, 370 varieties of sweet and hot peppers, 200 varieties of squashes, 50 varieties of melons, 130 varieties of lettuces, etc. Each variety is fully described with all its characteristics set down.

The book is hard-cover, large size with 440 pages (88 pages in colour).

The price of "The Seeds of Kokopelli" is 50 euros for Europe, including postage (speed delivery with computerized following-up). For each book sold, 8 euros are devoted to our "seed programme" in Asia, South-America and Africa.

To see some extracts - This book is available in our shop

Association Kokopelli endeavors :


- to promote the preservation of biodiversity through the distribution of organic and open-pollinated seeds of heirloom varieties of vegetables and grains.

- to create a network of gardeners involved in seed saving.

- to help Third World countries to develop sustainable organic agriculture through the gift of seeds and the setting of seed grower networks.

Parlay card betting at weekends: Having fun in the pub

When walking into most British pubs on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, it is not unusual to see a number of tables packed with men studying the form of horses or seeing how the English Premier League is coming along. Although many of these guys are genuinely interested in the sports they are reading about, some are also trying to work out which teams to bet money on as well. Most weekend gamblers will be well aware of the parlay card provided by almost all bookmakers in the city they live with some of these bettors having been lucky with their predictions on more than one occasion. Playing one of the blackjack online games in the pub may also be something for these people to do as they wait for the next football game to start that they have a financial interest in regardless of whether they like the team or not. Online casinos are a much more common sight on the laptops of drinkers in the pub on a Saturday afternoon as many of these drinking venues provide a free Wi-Fi service today. Winning at poker as well as doing well with our parlay betting will make the weekend special. Anyone that thinks that women are much better at multitasking than men are, popping down to their local on a Saturday afternoon may open their eyes to just how capable guys can be at doing more than one thing at the same time. Online card games enthusiasts that are sitting in the bar of their local boozer whilst placing bets on their hand could also be studying the form of a number of Premiership football teams they fancy backing to win with a parlay card. And it is not only experienced card players that like to get involved with blackjack online games either. Many of the guys that play these games on their laptop whilst waiting for the weekend's football to kick off will have their girlfriend or wife next to them as a means to help out with playing the version of these card games they prefer. Indeed, it would be quite improper to suggest that ladies are not as good if not better than some male card players which is true in some cases. However, placing bets on soccer games by using a parlay card is still a more popular activity amongst men than it is with women. One reason why some people do not bother playing a parlay card type of bet even though they may like to gamble on occasions is that the layout can look quite complicated to the inexperienced gambler. In fact, this sort of betting system is not difficult to understand even for those that have never placed a bet on a sporting event in their life. Novice card players that are getting bored of the games they usually play online may choose to spend some time looking on the net for websites featuring useful information. Learning blackjack rules by looking online for relevant websites is a very straightforward process indeed, especially with the emergence of so many internet based companies providing these card games as well as many other ways to gamble whilst having some fun at the same time. Although losing just one bet during a game of parlay card betting will be the end of this gambling effort, being lucky enough to have all the teams we choose, win their game, is bound to put a huge smile or smug grin on our face. Bad losers should stay well away from the card rooms found in UK city centres.

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