767: Bugs, Disease, Weather and Animals – A Seed Chat

A Seed Chat with Bill McDorman. – This is the August 2023 Seed Chat discussing the impact that climate change is having on our crops. With all the excitement in the world Bill proposes to get all the diversity you can into your yard, into your neighborhood, into your community. That means more different kinds of varieties of the favorite crops that you wanna grow and more different kinds of crops off the scale. The more genetic and crop diversity that we have in our communities the better.

759: Seed Support and Where to Find It – A Seed Chat

A Seed Chat with Bill McDorman. – This is the July 2023 Seed Chat discussing Seed classes, seed libraries, seed companies, books and teaching tools. We’ll talk about (and link) our favorite resources whether you are starting a community seed library, launching a seed business or looking for that fabulous book you can cuddle up with to find inspiration and context for your seed saving journey. Come Chat with Us! 

753: Seed Saving and Climate Change – A Seed Chat

A Seed Chat with Bill McDorman. – This is the June 2023 Seed Chat discussing Seed Saving and Climate Change. Have you noticed anything odd recently? Perhaps climate change has your community a bit up in arms. Unexpected rain, hotter high temps, lower low temps. How do we prepare for changing climatic conditions in terms of growing and saving seeds? Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson will delve into this ever-evolving topic and offer tips for riding the waves of uncertainty. Come Chat with Us! 

747: All About Grexing, A Seed Chat

A Seed Chat with Bill McDorman. – This is the May 2023 Seed Chat with Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson discussing a gardening concept that involves mixing seeds on purpose before planting with a goal of cross-pollination. A Grex is a mixture of varieties growing together and encouraged to cross-pollinate. The seeds from those crosses are grown out again and again. Instead of crossing two parents to create offspring, the breeder crosses dozens. The word Grex means ‘flock’.

740: Companion Planting, a Seed Chat

A chat with an expert on Seeds. -This is the April 2023 class discussing seed and plant selection. Join Farmer Greg and Bill McDorman as they explore what it means to companion plant, and it depends on what you want to accomplish. From a permaculture perspective, can also be called the whole systems perspective, companion planting looks at every aspect of your ecosystem.  This brings into play guilds, pollinators, planting things that thrive together and avoiding things that don’t like each other and building ecosystems that work together.