- Bio :Hank started Avoca Seed Farm in 2010, growing organic open-pollinated specialty vegetable seed crops. He met his wife, Jo Erikson, in 2012 at the Organic Seed Alliance conference. They now manage 7 acres at Avoca together to grow certified organic seed crops for Wild Garden Seed and Adaptive Seed. Born and raised in Corvallis, Hank holds a B.S. in horticulture from Oregon State University. Hank is the breeder of Dazzling Blue Lacinato Kale.