The seed growers podcast episode  9 – Robin Tunnicliffe of Sea Bluff Farm

Robin grows vegetables and seeds  in Metchosin, British Columbia. Robin is also one of the co-owners of Saanich Organics – a collective of 3 farmers that run a  veggie box program and seed company. In this episode Robin talks about how she selects plants from her 10 acre vegetable farm and transplants them to a … More The seed growers podcast episode  9 – Robin Tunnicliffe of Sea Bluff Farm

The seed growers podcast episode  8 – Liz and Matthew of Muddy Fingers Farm

Liz Martin and Matthew Glenn farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. They grow vegetables for CSA and market and every year they grow a handful of seed crops on contract to seed companies. In this episode Liz and Matthew talk about how they started saving seeds hoping to improve some crop … More The seed growers podcast episode  8 – Liz and Matthew of Muddy Fingers Farm

The seed growers podcast episode 7 – Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed

Frank Morton is a seed grower outside of Philomath, Oregon. Frank runs Wild Garden Seeds with his wife Karen and the help of Victor Sauvie and Mark Luterra. They sell seed retail through a print catalog and online store, and sell seed wholesale to seed companies. We had a pretty long conversation so I’ve broken … More The seed growers podcast episode 7 – Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed

The seed growers podcast episode 6 – Helen Skiba of Artemis Flower Farm

Helen Skiba is a flower farmer outside of Boulder, Colorado who sells her fresh flowers through farmers markets, weddings,  wholesale and a flower CSA. Helen also sells dahlia tubers and dutch flower bulbs through her website. In this episode Helen talks about how she integrates saving seed into a cut flower farm for on farm … More The seed growers podcast episode 6 – Helen Skiba of Artemis Flower Farm

Harvest efficiency tip #7 work on other farms!

How’s the best way for you to improve your harvest efficiency? Honestly,  it isn’t by reading books, watching videos, or going to conferences. And it isn’t by continually trying to reflect on your own farm. (Even though that is really important.) The best way to improve your harvest efficiency is by working on farms that … More Harvest efficiency tip #7 work on other farms!

The seed growers podcast episode 5 – Rowen White of Sierra Seeds

Rowen White is a Seed Keeper and farmer from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and a passionate activist for indigenous seed and food sovereignty.  Rowen grows seeds outside of Nevada City in California. In this episode Rowen talks about stock seed improvement to offset the impact of genetic drift to select culturally and bio-regionally relevant … More The seed growers podcast episode 5 – Rowen White of Sierra Seeds

The seed growers podcast episode 4 – Annie and Nathaniel of Deep Harvest Farm

Annie Jesperson and Nathaniel Talbot of of Deep Harvest Farm grow vegetables and seeds on Whidbey Island in Washington. In this episode, Annie and Nathaniel talk about how they run a CSA basket program in addition to a seed company – and how they love having both businesses to balance out the seasonal workload and … More The seed growers podcast episode 4 – Annie and Nathaniel of Deep Harvest Farm