Biodiversity is nature’s way of spreading risk. Our ability to deal effectively with climate change adds urgency to protecting the biodiversity of seeds.
In the Parana’ region of Brazil, about 100 small farmers are growing and preserving locally adapted seeds.
Cathy Camper, a local Portland artist, makes interpretive portraits and images of nature from seeds.
How has a technology as novel as genetic engineering so swiftly become a central component of global food and fiber production?
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, […]
part 2 – After harvesting the seeds, how do you save them for the next year?
Organic farmer Anthony Boutard—expert on corn, shares his farming knowledge on storing & planting heirloom corn.
Packets of seeds can quickly add up. Learn an easy way to organize them in this short video.
March 07, 2010 Exposed to her parents interest in horticulture as a young child, Joya Parsons grew to embrace her green thumb. “By the time I reached my early twenties, I was bitten by the horticulture bug.” Her interest in growing things was played out on the land her parents went on to buy in […]
February 08, 2010 If you are a food grower, it’s that time of year, again! Either you’re anxiously awaiting your seed order delivery, or you’re still pondering what will I grow this year. It doesn’t really matter if you only have a few pots on the patio or several beds in the backyard…planning and planting […]