584: When, Where, and How to Start Saving Seeds.
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 February 2021 class discussing the importance behind creating systems for local seed viability, reclaiming ancient grains and heirloom seeds, and so much more on how to create fundamental changes to our food supply.
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.
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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.
Listen in for more about Seeds! Seed Saving! Seed Storing!
– The true meaning behind saving seeds
– What are ways to bring einkorn wheat back into the ‘loop’
– What is the magic behind letting vegetables go to seed
– The difference between a regenerative system versus a ‘flat’ system
– The downfall of having personal seed banks
– How to make seed saving less complicated as it seems
– What are the five easiest crops to save seeds from
– Why do socio-cultural perceptions impact seed saving efforts
– What are the benefits of being ‘free’ in the garden
– Why ‘true to variety’ seeds don’t technically exist
– How to know when you can name your own variety of seeds
– Why is it important for us to create local seed systems
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