592: Saving Seeds of Onions, Umbels, and More.
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 March 2021 class discussing the many varieties of umbels, unique characteristics of onions and garlic, as well as so much more on aspects of permaculture as it relates to saving seeds.
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 Seeds! Seed Saving! Seed Storing!
> What is an umbel
> How are umbels all related
> Why are onions technically considered an umbel
> Planting garlic verses onions
> What are deleterious recessives
> Which plants are considered umbels
> How to get a genetic copy of a garlic parent plant
> The #1 thing Greg says to do in permaculture
> Why it is better to find on-site seed saving courses
> Bill’s diverse corn tortilla project