My blog post about taking control of your food seemed to get folks interested in seed saving and the ways in which we can begin to control what we grow in our gardens. Along those lines, I want to recommend a film that is screening now. It's called Seed: The Untold Story, and it looks fascinating. The movie is screening all across the country, and I'd really encourage you to go. I'll be at the screening in Vallejo on October 8th, if you'd like to join me there.
As you spend the winter dreaming about and preparing for your summer garden, or if you're still in the market for seeds for a fall/winter garden (as I am here in California), you can get your seeds from these reputable seed houses:
When you buy from your local nursery, don't be afraid to ask about their policies on GMO and organic seeds (I also always ask about their policy on neonicotinoids and other pesticides, as well).
And of course you can save your own seeds. Most seeds only need a short stint on a paper towel to dry. Then put them in a ziploc or mason jar and put them in your fridge until it's time to use them. Tomatoes are a bit more complicated; you can find my instructions for tomato seeds here.
This is an important issue and one we can all benefit learning more about. As one man says in Seed: The Untold Story, "The diversity in our seed stock is as endangered as a panda or a polar bear right now."