theorganicreport.org Mission Statement
TheOrganicReport is a leading authority on organic gardening, delivering independent reviews of organic seed, heirloom vegetables, seed vaults, and related products services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from quality seeds.
Theorganicreport.org Editorial Principles
- Theorganicreport.org is committed to world-class, original seed reviews, planting tips, and journalism.
- We develop our seed and gardening content through testing, research, and interviews along with product and planting, gardening, and horticulture experience.
- Seed and planting kit reviews are based on information and test results, according to strict criteria that remain consistent across all like products, brands, and similar types of crops and species.
- Theorganicreport's testing methodologies are designed to deliver accurate, repeatable, objective results.
- We constantly work to discover new product tests and refine old ones.
- Theorganicreport.org works with vendors to create honest, objective editorial seed reviews, and product coverage.
- We will sign and honor embargoes to provide timely and accurate information to our readers.
- An embargo defines the timing of seed product coverage, not its scope, nature, or editorial perspective.
- During the review process, we give vendors the opportunity to address concerns as we discover them.
- Evaluation seed and planting products (including kits, seed packs, soil, and equipment) provided for testing shall not be distributed beyond the theorganicreport.org offices. If a vendor wants their seedling equipment or seed products returned, it will be returned within 90 days. Organic matter and similar bio and organic material may be disposed of in an effective and comprehensive matter at the consent of the vendor.
- Seeds and seed vault products loaned to theorganicreport.org for evaluation remain the property of the vendor and are returned within 90 days (or earlier at the request of the vendor).