About us

Prairie Future Seed Company was established in 1987 by ecologist and restorationist, Randy Powers, after turning his lifelong passion into a small business. He earned a double Masters degree in Botany and Zoology and was a professor at the college level for five years. From 1979, Randy has been affiliated with Riveredge Nature Center, working with Andrew Larsen to develop prairie planting and management models for the Midwest. He is also an active member of the National Audubon Society, helping to identify species. Since then, Randy has written numerous educational booklets that help gardeners, from beginners to experts, become land stewards who will protect our native plant heritage. All of the photography included within the booklets are of his own. Prairie Future Seed Company sells locally harvested native seeds with true Wisconsin genetics, native plants, planting installations, presentations, "how to" booklets, and management and consulting services.