Organic Seed Propagation Service

The Desert Farming Initiative (DFI) is now accepting orders for the 2019 season for Spring and Summer Plant Starts for commercial farms, large gardens, schools, and nurseries.  All plant starts are grown in the DFI certified organic greenhouse, certified by Nevada’s own Basin and Range Organics.  The DFI is the only certified organic greenhouse in the state offering bulk orders of organic plant starts for sale.  We accept  orders for any standard vegetable grown in North American climates, and will grow any desired variety.  All vegetable varieties requested must be purchased as a whole flat.  The DFI does not sell individual plants or individual six-pack cells (exceptions for schools and non-profits).  A minimum of 1 flat ordered per variety is required.

The service is designed to offer growers the opportunity to have a source of organic plant starts that are Nevada Grown, or plant availability of rare, unique, and or heirloom varieties that otherwise can not be purchased in standard commercial nurseries or garden centers in Nevada.  In addition, the DFI staff can help assist in making the decision about best vegetable varieties grow in your region, or what varieties are most desirable for purchase in the local markets.  We can also assist with deciding which seed source to go with.  All seeds grown must be certified organic.  If you are not an organic grower, don’t worry, this service is still offered and encouraged.

How does it work?  Email Program Manager, Charles Schembre to receive an order form.  You can also email or call Charles at 775-682-9783 if you have any questions about vegetable varieties and or seed companies.  Also inquire about discounts for non-profits and school gardens.  Smaller order quantities may be purchased for non-profits and schools.

Pricing 

128 cell Flat 

  • 1 -5 trays    $22/tray
  • 6-15 trays   $20/ tray
  • 15+ trays    $18/ tray

72 cell flat – 12 six packs

  • 1 -5 trays    $18/tray
  • 6-15 trays   $16/ tray
  • 15+ trays    $14/ tray

3 in pots – 18 pots per flat

  • 1 -5 trays    $20/tray
  • 6-15 trays   $18/ tray
  • 15+ trays    $15/ tray