Bonus Episode 30: Seed Saving Class August 2019
A chat with a seed expert.
In This BONUS Podcast:
We join a replay of the August 2019 live Seed Saving Class conversation with Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson where they discuss the art of saving your own seeds, the challenges, how to harvest, thresh and clean seeds on a small scale, and more…
Learn about growing from seed, growing for seed, and why our seeds are so important in these changing times.
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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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+ Bill recommends the book Seed to Seed for new seed savers
+ Letting plants go to seed as a way of seed saving
+ What is actually needed to save seeds for a home garden vs commercially prepared
+ Separating seeds from the chaff: when you need to do this and when you don’t
+ Methods of seed cleaning
+ Bill’s most recent experiment with growing something new for seeds
+ How to save seeds from grains
+ Growing enough seeds or grains for year round consumption
+ The difference of freshly milled flour and it’s benefits
+ Bill answers a listener question on plant variety patents