544: Seed Saving Class May 2020
A chat with a seed expert.
In This Podcast:
This is the May 2020 episode of a live Seed Saving Class discussing seed hoarding, providing seeds to a community in times of need, and so much more about growing and creating seed resilience.
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 hoarding and shortages: what this means
> How seed companies plan their seed reserves and supplies
> Survival seed buying vs community based seed saving systems
> How to disperse large amounts of seeds to a community
> Seedlibraries.net and how seed libraries work
> Planting with older seeds and how the container can impact germination
> Saving your seeds to create seed security
> Epigenetics of seeds
> Growing garlic and onions
> How to do a germination test