4/2/22 - We just received our first shipment this morning. 10 lbs of Autumn Beauty multi branching. 272,000 seeds (approx) We have 5,000 packets printed for the first round of requests to organize a school, faith group or other organization packing and distribution event. Join us in this act of solidarity. Requests can be made through our email address or by calling. Please be clear with all information.

4/5/22 - We just ordered another shipment of Autumn Beauty seeds from a second source. 136,000 seeds / 5 lbs. Our goal is to be totally out of seeds by June 1. Plant the seeds of solidarity!

We have purchased 15 lbs (approx. 408,000) Autumn Beauty multi-branching sunflower seeds in bulk to be broken down into smaller amounts for schools, churches and other organizations who will be taking action in their own Vermont communities. We will provide our VPSU custom seed-packet envelopes to any of these groups who join us and request our seeds and materials. Our supplies are dependent upon future donations and our ability to source seeds. One cup of seed will fill approx. 192 packets at 40 seeds /1/4 teaspoon per packet. (1/2 cup = 92 packets) We will either deliver seeds and packets in person or though USPS.

4/14/22 - See the latest Blog post on how to get your VPSU seeds and packets.

5/2/22 - We have printed 5k more seed packets. The new ones have a QR code.

VPSU Autumn Beauty Sunflower Seeds Ready To Be Packed
Packing seeds at VPSU

Below are a variety of online sources for sunflower seeds. You may want to start with your local sources. Our understanding is that like many things. some seed supplies are in short supply this year. *We are suggesting that you begin with considering the many multi-branching types for a showy and long season. Other types such as some of the black oil types can be magnificent especially if planted in large plots. Make a virtual visit to see how this is done at Scott Magnan's Sunflower Fields in Georgia, VT.

Harris Seeds: - Harris Seeds stands with the Ukrainian people and relief efforts. For the month of March, 100% of proceeds from the sunflower seeds listed on this page will be donated to humanitarian support for the people of Ukraine.

American Meadows in Shelburne, VT. - Our approach is simple ‐ for years we have offered gardeners only the best wildflower seeds, flower bulbs, perennial plants and flowers, vegetable seeds and flower seed packets ‐ the ones we grow in our own gardens. We stand ready to help you grow with confidence!

High Mowing Seeds in Wolcott, VT - High Mowing Organic Seeds started with a vision that we still hold today: It is our goal to leverage the power of seed to transform our world. 

Park Seed - "Your success and pleasure are more to Park than your money."

Fedco Seeds - We are a cooperative, one of the few seed companies so organized in the United States. Because we do not have an individual owner or beneficiary, profit is not our primary goal. Consumers own 60% of the cooperative and worker members 40%. Consumer and worker members share proportionately in the cooperative’s profits through our annual patronage dividends.

Johnny's Selected Seeds - In 2006, through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Johnny's Selected Seeds was sold to its employees. In an ESOP, employees receive shares of the company — not any outside investor. Within 6 years, by 2012, employees owned 100% of the company.

Eden Brothers - Our mission is an ambitious but straightforward one: to provide the finest assortment of quality horticultural products online, and do so at an affordable price *A great guide to growing and an excellent video on varieties from Eden Brothers.

Sunflower Selections - SunflowerSelections.com is the retail store for our parent company, NuFlowers, LLC, which is a leader in the genetic research,  product development,  and seed supply of ornamental sunflowers to the flower industry.

True Leaf Market - Since 1974, True Leaf Market's brands: Mountain Valley Seed and Handy Pantry, have been providing a multitude of high quality seed to residential and professional growers.

How to Grow Sunflowers from the Harris Seed From the Ground Up Blog

How to Grow Sunflowers from Growing in the Garden

Multi0-branching sunflowers at Fruitlands Berry Farm
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One of the most complete and concise guide on growing sunflowers from Garden the Earth.

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