646: Culinary & Aromatic Herbs.
A chat with an expert on seeds.
At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman, the 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.
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
In This Seed Chat:
This is the November 2021 class discussing herbs. A garden without herbs is like ice cream without hot fudge. It works but you can increase your delight tenfold by adding them to the mix. They enhance any meal and they can be perennial and annual allowing for many different planting opportunities. Drinking teas made from herbs is healing and medicinal, and they are usually easy to divide and reproduce. Bill and Greg will leave no stone unturned in their exploration of this magical garden component.
– Herbal tea is not really tea
– What is in Bill’s “tea”?
– Dried herbs infuse faster
– Medicinal herbs
– The art of simpling
– What is meant by “medicinal”?
– Modern medicine’s herbal roots
– Propagation of herbs – 3 ways
– Origin story – peppermint and spearmint
– Herbs that don’t grow from seed
– Herbs that root propagate
– Patience is a must when starting seeds
– Secrets to growing cilantro (coriander)
– 5 components of healthy soil
– The illusive tarragon
– Finding free seeds through seed libraries
– Osha root (Ligusticum porteri) also called Bear Root
– Bill’s key to mastering the wide world of herbs (Spoiler: It’s easier than you think!)
Some of the links in our podcast show notes and blog posts are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, we will earn a nominal commission at no cost to you. We offer links to items recommended by our podcast guests and guest writers as a service to our audience and these items are not selected because of the commission we receive from your purchases. We know the decision is yours, and whether you decide to buy something is completely up to you.