Bonus Episode 15:
Seed Saving Class February 2018
A chat with a seed expert.
In This BONUS Podcast:
There is always a bounty of information available in conversations with Bill McDorman. This is the February 2018 episode of a Seed Saving Class – patents, descriptions, regional adaptation, open sourced seeds, 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.
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Seed education is prolific in winter and early spring
Seed patenting is continuing and utility patents are alarming
Ask for list of utility and pvp patents
What patents on seeds mean and why we need to know
Do your research
Johnny’s Seed Catalog a question about
Regionally adaption of seeds
Patents and profits on Strawberries and the danger of restrictions on agriculture
The ‘commons,’ heritage varieties, and open sourced seeds
Dragon Tongue Bush Beans
Trends in seed selection
Gluten intolerance and wheat
Spreading the word and sharing seed school experiences
Coming in September: The Great American Seed Up in Phoenix