Bonus Episode 14:
Seed Saving Class January 2018
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 January 2018 episode of a Seed Saving Class – Grain school, original peanuts of South Carolina, inspiring gardeners, broccoli in Alaska and so much more.
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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.
BRIEF CLASS NOTES
A memory about 80,000 plant starts until a super wet February
Growing Chapalote corn farther from the equator than usual
Some of the experts who presented at the last grain school
Get re-excited about growing grains!
How to encourage new gardeners to save seeds
The original wild peanut brought to North Carolina by slaves in the 1700s
Listening to gardening stories that inspire and empower
Determining how much grain you need
Preventing broccoli from going to seed
Allowing plants to go to seed multiple times in our yards
What to notate on envelops when sharing seeds
Growing class gem corn with a master
Some seed saving related events
Producer’s note: The Q&A part occurs during the live Seed Classes
which happens on the third Tuesday of the month!