Bonus Episode 2:
Seed Chat June 2017.

A chat with an expert on Seeds, Bill McDorman.

In This BONUS Podcast:

There is always a bounty of information available in conversations with Bill McDorman.  This is the June 2017 episode with a Seed School Chat Class covering Seed School Online, de-hybridization, seed patents, and so much more.

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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  • How he got started in Seed Saving
  • Creating Seed School Online
  • De-hybridizing seeds
  • Seed patents
  • A call for a grassroots seed movement
  • Vanda Shiva’s activism on dehybridizing
  • Seed Patent history
  • Asking seed vendors patent questions
  • Seeds and aquaponics
  • Preparing for disruptions in supplies
  • Nixtamalization

Producer’s notes:

Here is the link to the FREE webinar on Seed Saving Hacked at

 Here is the link to the Seed School Online.

 Here is the link to the Great American Seed-up held in Phoenix in the Fall.

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