521: Seed Saving Class January 2020.
A chat with a seed expert.
In This Podcast:
This is the January 2020 episode of a live Seed Saving Class discussing seed catalogs, sourcing local seeds, building community, seed diversity, and so much more.
There is always a bounty of information available in conversations with Bill McDorman.
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Bill McDorman is Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013.
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> Catalog Season and why to buy locally adapted, diverse seeds
> Building community through seeds
> How seed catalogs source their seeds
> Bill’s favorite seed catalogs for local seeds
> Seed Chat Replays and favorite seed guru interviews on the Urban Farm Podcast
> Open Sourced Seed Initiative (OSSI)
> The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Directory
> How diversity helps your seeds and plant health long term
> Inbreeding seeds and recessive genes
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