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

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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.

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