Bill McDorman on Playful Plant Breeding

Bill McDorman on Playful Plant Breeding Today on The Urban Farm Podcast we have Bill McDorman to talk about seeds and playful plant breeding! Resources: Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Website Seed Library Website Seed Savers Exchange Seed to Seedby Suzanne Ashworth Basic Seed Saving by Bill McDorman Bill McDorman is Executive Director of Rocky Mountain…

The Great American Seed Up

Sign up early to reserve your place. This will sell out. All seeds are non-hybrid, non-GMO. Great American Seed-Up To Take Place in Phoenix, Arizona        Get Your Tickets Here Local seed saving festival will center on seed diversity and education Farmers and gardeners across the Southwest will soon have a unique opportunity…

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Our Elemental Connection to Seeds

Our Elemental Connection to Seeds By Carla Woody Twenty years ago I was first introduced to indigenous traditions through the Native teachings of Peru, and then over the years to Maya, Hopi and a number of others in the US and elsewhere. One of the primary attractions for me is the innate understanding these lifeways…

Seeds and Soak in Idaho

Seeds and Soak in Idaho By Belle Starr It is astounding to think that at the turn of the last century everyone saved their own seeds. Seed saving was part of the fabric of our country. In fact, it was the Patent and Trade Office (ironically) that gave away over 1.2 billion packets of seeds…

The Seed School Edition

The Seed School Edition By Greg Peterson What do we have without seeds?  Is a question to ponder, but for not very long as the answer is we have nothing.  Seeds are the basis for vegetative life and really all of our food… as in, if we are not eating plants, we are eating animals…

Seeds with a Sense of Place

Seeds with a Sense of Place By Belle Starr Prominent in Europe for centuries, the local food movement is at last blossoming in the United States… and just in the nick of time. With so many current health and social issues linked to the industrial foods we eat — diabetes, attention-deficit disorder, autism, celiac disease…

Urban Farming Tidbits: January 21

Urban Farming Tidbits: January 21 Sustainable Farming Internships Interested in a sustainable farming internship or apprenticeship? Check out this database of farmers seeking potential interns. Read More  Phoenix Fruit Tree Program As the dust settles from the 14th year of fruit trees we have a few leftover.  Check what we have left and place a fruit…