69: Matthew Hoffman on Saving Organic and Heirloom Seeds
Matthew and his wife Astrid co-founded of The Living Seed Company, an organic and heirloom seed company, serving the greater Bay Area. Dedicated to planting the seeds of World Peace through supporting the act of families, friends and communities growing food together. The Living Seed Company preserves the diversity in our food through the distribution and growing of open pollinated seeds and educating about the life-affirming art of seed saving. Matthew and Astrid live and farm happily in Point Reyes Station, California.
Listen in for some insight from Matthew on how to save seeds! You’ll learn the difference between wet processing and dry processing, what the “snap test” and the “hammer test” are (this was new even to Greg!), which seeds are the easiest to save, and the difference between hybrid, open-pollinated, and GMO seeds.
Matthew mentions that Bill McDorman was an inspiring teacher for him. Bill teaches Seed School Online with Urban Farm U and also has been a guest on The Urban Farm Podcast!
Where can you learn more from Matthew?
LivingSeedCompany.com – sign up for the newsletter for updates!