563: Seed Saving Class September 2020
A chat with a seed expert.
In This Podcast:
At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman. This is the September 2020 class discussing the importance of seed diversity, the value of farm direct seeds, building regional relationships, and so much more about seed adaptation.
Come join us for the next live class, or catch up on our previous classes through our podcast episodes. Either way you will expand your seed knowledge and gain new perspectives on your food system.
Register anytime for the next event.
Register Here for the Monthly Seed Saving Class with Live Q&A
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.
Listen in for more about
– The elimination of diversity through global supply chains
– The value of cutting out the ‘middle man’
– Increasing local seeds over time
– Transitioning from Great American Seed Up to Seed Up in a Box
– Hand-picked land raised seed varieties
– Why seed variability matters when picking seeds to save
– How epigenetics plays a vital role in rebuilding farming systems
– Dry and wet methods for seed saving
– The bitter gene in the cucumber family