Bonus Episode 26: Seed Saving Class March 2019
A chat with a seed expert.
In This BONUS Podcast:
There are new things to learn in every conversation with Bill McDorman. This is the March 2019 episode of a Seed Saving Class – we go back to the basics on why to save seeds, how to start, how to store seeds, cross-pollination, planting diversity, 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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>> Why everyone should save seeds
>> The great things about volunteer plants
>> You can save seeds by letting plants reseed themselves
>> The seed industry and hybrid vs heirloom varieties
>> Cross-Pollination concerns
>> How planting diversity helps weather climate change
>> How to start saving seeds
>> Harvesting seeds from various vegetables
>> The best way to save and store seeds
>> Upcoming seed events including the Great American Seed Up
>> For more info on seed saving and the Seed and Grain Schools, go to RockyMountainSeeds.org
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