We grew up on a two acre hobby farm in the San Francisco Bay Area with chickens, horses, goats, and our own flower and vegetable garden. We began gardening at age 6 and haven’t stopped since. 17 years ago we purchased a purple tree collard plant for our urban quarter acre farm. We noticed that anytime the garden was scant on greens, the purple tree collards always were a reliable mainstay. In winter storms, frosty nights, and hot fall days, the tree collards were always beautiful, delicious, and plentiful. Tree collards are the plant that keeps on giving. Since then, we discovered that we have a passion for cross-pollinating perennial collards and kales, growing out the seed, and coming up with the best new varieties. We are actively searching for ones with shorter bloom times, higher production, larger leaf size, less attractive to aphids, good flavor and texture, and of course aesthetics!!! We are excited to be on the journey of discovery!
We have had a 20 year career in landscape design and construction. Heavily influenced by Permaculture as well as Grow Biointensive gardening, we love helping others get more connected to feeding themselves, literally and spiritually. Perennial vegetables and fruits are our favorites because they provide so much food for so many years. Nourishing our family and feeling connected to the seasons, biology of the soil and plants, is one of our greatest joys. We aim to share more gardening inspiration through our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSti61Hw1btrsuB_10Z71hQ
Project Tree Collard is in its forth year of being a tiny homegrown, backyard business. We try hard to continually improve our packaging to minimize impact on the environment while getting the plants to their destination safe and sound.
If you order cuttings or plants from Project Tree Collard, the greens are donated to a local shelter, which typically amounts to two large boxes a week.
If you are involved in a school garden or charitable organization and need some tree collard cuttings or seeds, please let us know and we will do our best to work out a discount on those items for you. Please use the form below to reach Project Tree Collard.
Sequoiah and Family