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Ravensong Seeds is a small organic seed business located on the Saanich Peninsula near Victoria BC Canada. We specialize in medicinal herbs, with a growing selection of medicinals native to the Pacific Northwest, as well as ethnobotanticals with traditional uses in all over the world. We also offer a variety of seeds for culinary herbs, veggies & greens, garlic, and flowers. All of our varieties are also open-pollinated, which means they are true species from which you can save your own seeds in your home gardens


How are our seeds grown?

In our gardens we use only sustainable and natural techniques, and grow all of our seeds organically without the use of any pesticides, chemicals, or GMOs. A few varieties, such as our native Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) and Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolia), are ethically wildcrafted on pristine private acreages or seasides. When the seeds on our plants are fully mature they are harvested by hand and further dried and ripened in our propagation house. We carefully maintain seed purity and quality as we clean and package our seeds (also by hand) for sale. We are continually growing out our own seed to check quality, and new varieties are tested for germination. We only sell high quality seeds that are fresh, and if given the right conditions will readily germinate and grow into vibrant plants for you.


Where are our seeds grown?

Ravensong has multiple growing locations in the Saanich BC area. The vast majority of our seeds are grown on location at our home farm location at Fireweed Farm & School in the village of Brentwood Bay. At Fireweed Farm you will find our main seed-saving and demonstration garden with a collection of hundreds of herb varieties. We also lease two other small plots within a few kms of our home farm, on one of these properties we grow out a large crop of garlic for seed. Each of our plots is under an acre. 

The herb garden and tipi at Fireweed Farm & School.

The herb garden and tipi at Fireweed Farm & School.

About our growers

Fireweed Farm & School is located in Brentwood Bay BC. It is owned and operated by Ravensong Seeds founder Jessy Delleman. The farm was founded with the vision of creating a community based organic herb farm which helps to facilitate a connection between people and plants. Fireweed welcomes students from many different educational institutions for plant walks, farm tours, and work experience opportunities. The public is welcome to visit the farm shop during the spring and summer months, where they will find a diverse array of herb starts, seeds, herbal products. The farm also hosts an annual CSA which offers a weekly box a fresh farm-grown herbs and veggies.

Fireweed School offers various workshops, seasonal Forest Medicine Intensives, and a 9 month long Herbal Apprenticeship Program. The school offers its classes in the rich and connecting environment of the garden, field, and forest. At Fireweed we know the plants are the true teachers, and we facilitate learning through hands-on and heart-centred practice with the plants to encourage practical skill building in herbalism, herb-growing, wildcrafting, and medicine making. 


Where can you purchase our seeds?

Our seeds can be purchase online here. We ship to Canada and to the USA only. If you are local to Vancouver Island BC you can find our seeds at our home farm Fireweed Farm & School in Brentwood Bay (near the Butchart Gardens just outside of Victoria), which is open on the weekends during the spring and summer months. We also attend Moss Street Farmers Market in Victoria BC every Saturday from May-Nov, and a variety of Seedy Saturdays around Vancouver Island which you can find listed on our Events page. A selection of local garden centres also carry our seeds, including Cannors, Buckerfields, and DigThis.


Who is Miss Mullein's Herbals?

Miss Mullein's Herbals are high quality herbal products hand crafted by herbalist Jessy Delleman from herbs grown at Fireweed Farm & School. Fresh plant tinctures can be special ordered and purchased in 50ml-500ml quantities. Other herbal preparations ~ infused vinegars, herbal syrups, infused oils, creams ~ are also available at local markets or by request. You can find her herbal products at Fireweed Farm & School, and at Moss Street Farmers Market. Wherever Ravensong travels you will likely find Miss Mullein too!