Ethical consumers in the US are increasingly concerned with the seeds used in the production of their food
More than 75 percent of the fruit and vegetable varieties that humans once consumed have already gone the way of the wooly mammoth…
For a decade now, I have been a seed saver.
In this episode, Local Bites interviews ecologist and renowned seed conservationist, Dr. Debal Deb on the value of traditional seeds in an unstable world.
As farmer Mamani stated, “It’s time traditional knowledge and science work together.”
Say you’re an experienced gardener, adept at sowing and transplanting, weeding and harvesting. You’re ready for the next step in self-sufficiency…
Seed saving is very easy to do and most enjoyable. It also helps to build resilience back into the individual and the community.
An open pollinated (OP) seed is a seed of value as it can grow into a plant true to the plant it was saved from.
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•International Day of Peasant struggles
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