For about 10,000 years, farmers have reused their seeds. Frank Morton traces the big changes in recent years.
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Frank Morton, an organic seed breeder, explains the current structure of the global commercial seed industry, as part of our ongoing Seeds of Life series.
Biodiversity is nature’s way of spreading risk. Our ability to deal effectively with climate change adds urgency to protecting the biodiversity of seeds.
Harvesting and saving seeds is an important aspect of backyard farming for professional gardner, Donna Smith.
In the Parana’ region of Brazil, about 100 small farmers are growing and preserving locally adapted seeds.
In Seeds of Life, Frank Morton, an organic seed breeder shares his concerns over the contamination threat of GMO sugar beets in the Willamette Valley.
Packets of seeds can quickly add up. Learn an easy way to organize them in this short video.
part 2 – After harvesting the seeds, how do you save them for the next year?
A field of shimmering sunflowers, a flock of hungry birds feeding and farmer Don who shares some of his stories.
From a very old family recipe, that remains a closely guarded secret, monastery mustard is hand-made by the Benedictine Sisters at Queen of Angels Monastery.
Frank Morton, a Willamette Valley organic seed breeder shares his expert knowledge of how plant breeding techniques.
In an ongoing David versus Goliath legal battle, an Oregon organic seed breeder, has sued the USDA over GMO sugar beets.
Willamette Valley organic seed breeder, Frank Morton, explains the benefits of open pollination in plant breeding.
Cathy Camper, a local Portland artist, makes interpretive portraits and images of nature from seeds.
Here’s a great recipe for turning leftover pumpkin seeds into a delicious treat from Larita at Farmer Don’s farm store.
This page contains seed resources including a library which house local seed supplies well suited to a region.
January 28, 2011 The last Saturday in January is National Seed Swap Day, which for 2011 is tomorrow, January 29th. Several communities hold their own seed swap on this day. It’s an opportunity to meet up with other seed enthusiasts and swap seeds. “The first annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange was held on January 26, […]
Alan Kapuler is well-educated in a formal academic sense, and also from a lifetime of work planting, breeding, and cataloging his vast collection of open pollinated seeds.
January 18, 2010 Battle ahead: the two largest seed companies, Monsanto and DuPont, have gone to court over their seeds. Apparently DuPont created a new line of genetically modified seed by adding one of their genes to an existing genetically engineered Roundup Ready seed, which was created by Monsanto. DuPont “is challenging Monsanto’s licensing agreement […]
Alan Kapuler is a public domain organic seed breeder, and is often regarded as the founding father of the organic seed movement.