512: Seed Saving Class December 2019
A chat with a seed expert.
In This Podcast:
This is the December 2019 episode of a live Seed Saving Class discussing seed catalog season, the best seed catalogs, what the terminology in the catalogs mean, and so much more.
There is always a bounty of information available in conversations with Bill McDorman.
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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 Catalog Season
> Favorite catalogs and the incredible diversity seed catalogs bring
> Saving seeds from catalog plants that grow well
> Understanding terminology in seed catalogs
> The upcoming National Campaign about patented seeds
> How to decide which catalogs to support based on their seed varieties
> Organic, open-sourced, and patented seeds
> How seed patent owners know if their seeds have been sold or traded without their knowledge
> Details on getting a plant patent according to upcounsel.com
> Plant variety protection (PVP) vs utility patents and what they mean