600: Saving Seeds of Grasses and Grains
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 April 2021 class discussing the importance of growing our own grains, ancient grain sources, and so much more on which grains are best for specific regions.
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!
– Why should we be growing grains
– What makes grains so essential to our diet
-Bill’s suggestion to bring $300 million back to the local economy
– White Sonoran Wheat: The comeback story on an ancient grain
“If farmers need seeds, you give the seeds to them, guaranteed they will more than double your supply”
– The correlation between rising gut issues and processed wheats
– Learn how to access 50 White Sonoran Wheat seeds
– What is Sonoran wheat best used for
– Black and tan einkorn
– Which grains are best for higher altitudes
– Proper spacing for planting wheat