Ernst Conservation Seeds grows, processes and sells over 400 species of native and naturalized seeds and live plant materials for restoration, beautification, reclamation and conservation. Natives are critical in the restoration of North American ecological health, and are the best choice for use in almost every scenario. Ernst identifies, collects and propagates new species and ecotypes that meet its clients’ needs, from eastern Canada to the southeastern United States. The company’s native seeds are produced from species considered the most significant foundation of an effective native restoration or reclamation project. To ensure quality, seeds are harvested, conditioned and tested under the highest standards.
Ernst knows how to harvest native seeds and grow them in a production environment. The company helps its customers replicate that success in their own applications. This steadfast commitment to understanding its customers’ needs and advising them of the best solutions has been the cornerstone of Ernst Seeds’ business since 1964.