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Carla Gericke (Free Sate Project) - Bill McDorman (Exec Director of Native Seeds/SEARCH) on seed saving - Sky Conway on Libertopia 2012 in San Diego, (TODAY'S SHOW IS A RERUN FROM 9-14-12)
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Guests: Carla Gericke
Guests: Sky Conway
Topics: Libertopia 2012

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Guests: Carla Gericke
Carla Gericke (Free Sate Project) - Bill McDorman (Exec Director of Native Seeds/SEARCH) on seed saving - Sky Conway  on Libertopia 2012 in San Diego, Oct 11-14, 2012

September 18th, 2012
Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock
on LRN.FM / Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - Noon (EST)
Studio Line: 602-264-2800 
Hour 1
Carla Gericke
Organizer and President of the Free State Project

2012-09-14 Hour 1 Carla Gericke
President of Free State Project
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Hour 2

Guests: Bill McDorman

Hour 2
Bill McDorman

Bill McDorman is Executive Director of Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tucson, Arizona. Bill has been in the bio-regional seed business almost 30 years, founded 3 seed companies, Garden City Seeds, High Altitude Gardens and Seeds Trust, and co-founded several non-profits including the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Ketchum, Idaho. He is author of Basic Seed Saving, 1994.  

In 2010, he and his wife Belle Starr created an innovative week-long training called Seed School which now counts graduates from all over North America. In March of 2011, they moved to Tucson to step in as co-directors of Native Seeds/SEARCH.  Seed School has become one of the central educational programs of the 29 year-old southwest seed conservation organization.  Bill is a passionate and knowledgeable presenter, inspires his audiences to connect deeply with the world in which they live and REJOIN THE RITUAL OF SEED SAVING.

Bibliography  All Good Things Organic Seeds offers quality vegetable and herb seeds that are adapted to organic growing conditions and perform vigorously in diverse climates.  Ojai, California.  Website of the Association of Official  Seed Analysts, Inc. which establishes rules for seed testing & influences seed legislation at the state and federal levels in the USA.  Aravaipa Heirlooms, Open-pollinated, Heirloom, Wild, Organic Vegetable Plants, Endangered, Southwestern, Mexican, Desert tolerant.  “Bioversity undertakes, encourages and supports research aimed at enhancing the sustainable use and conservation of agricultural biodiversity to the world's most vulnerable communities…”  Southern Arizona Local Farm & Food Economy, Highlights of a data compilation by Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center (Minneapolis) for Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, December 30, 2011.  Covers Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, & Santa Cruz Counties of Arizona.  Ken Meter’s powerpoint presentation about the state of agriculture in Southern Arizona.   ETC Group monitors the impact of emerging technologies and corporate strategies on biodiversity, agriculture and human rights.  Source of seed ownership graphs.  Foundroot is a small family-owned Alaskan business offering 100% open-pollinated vegetable seeds.  We specialize in rare, heirloom, and expertly-bred seeds that will thrive to the far reaches of the frozen north.   Tough climate? Tough seeds.  “Four Season Farm is an experimental market garden in Harborside, Maine, owned and operated by writers Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman. The farm produces vegetables year-round and has become a nationally recognized model of small-scale sustainable agriculture.” Find links to books by these authors at their website.   Growing Power, Will Allen’s award winning urban food project in Milwaukee, WI.  Founded in the 16th & 17th centuries along the Thames in England, Kew Gardens has been a leader in plant & seed science and in conserving the Earth’s biodiversity. Their mission statement is simple: To inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life.   Pima County Seed Library web page.  The Living Seed Company, Nicasio, California.  Heirloom and Open Pollinated Seed Collections.   Hungry for Change,  Borderlands Food and Water in the Balance, The Southwest Center’s Kellogg Program in Sustainable Food Systems by Gary Nabhan, Maribel Alvarez, Jeffrey Banister and Regina Fitzsimmons.  “An internet resource for indigenous ethno-technology focusing on the arts of Eastern Woodland Indian Peoples, providing historical & contemporary background with instructional how-to's & references.”  The Northwest Coalition for the Alternatives to Pesticides has scores of material safety data sheets on hundreds of pesticides with fact filled information researched by the non-profit organization not the companies who make the chemicals.  The USDA plants database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.  A website that “has become one of the most respected resources for online videos, podcasts, blogs, and reports for accurate and up to date information on GMOs.”  From Richmond, CA this site helps educate folks on starting a seed lending library and also provides seeds, education and information about saving seeds.  Website of the Organic Seed Alliance in Port Townsend, Washington. Find info about organic farming and gardening as well as seed-saving.  The website of Michael Martin & Kari Melendrez, leaders in growing regionally-adapted trees of the Chihuahuan Desert in the Southwest USA. While a student in 1974, Michael began developing a protocol for healthy soil that is now called Soil Secrets.  The website for one of the first school-based gardens in the US.  Philip H. Howard, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Community, Food and Agriculture, as well as a graduate course in Research Methods.  He is the source of the corporate ownership graphs.


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2012-09-14 Hour 2 Bill McDorman (NativeSeeds/SEARCH)
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Hour 3

Guests: Sky Conway
Topics: Libertopia 2012
Hour 3
Sky Conway
Libertopia 2012
2012-09-14 Hour 3 Sky Conway
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