Seed Stories

Seed Stories highlights a unique garden seed variety each episode with interviews, history, seed saving techniques and more in a fun and educational format.


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In this episode, (Part 2 of 6 of our Slow Food Plant a Seed Campaign collaboration) we are speaking with University of South Carolina professor Dr. David Shields about the history, flavor, and cultura...
April 15, 2020
The full interview with Craig LeHoullier speaking about Cherokee Purple Tomato and tomatoes in general. We dive further into plant pollination, disease pressure, how to deal with suckering, and more h...
April 14, 2020
This episode is part one of a six part series in collaboration with Slow Food USA "Plant a Seed" Campaign. We will highlight the six varieties in seed in the 2020 campaign and seed kit. In this episod...
April 14, 2020
In this episode, we speak with David Massey, an organic vegetable farmer in Cass County, Minnesota who is very excited about the unique Ukrainian Squash he grows and saved the seed from. It is so swee...
April 5, 2020
In this Episode, we feature seed stories taken from Minnesota seed stewards at the 2019 Food Justice Summit in Duluth, MN. Episode narrated by University of Minnesota graduate student Emily Reno. This...
February 28, 2020
This episode takes a generic turn from our usual focus about a specific varieties to the generic field pea species. A crop that shows promise in our organic systems as it is a non-gmo, nitrogen fixing...
February 21, 2020
In this episode we hear from Dave Christensen, the breeder of this colorful resilient flour corn. We also hear corn breeder Frank Kutka and learn about corn pollination.
February 6, 2020
In this episode we speak with plant breeders Walter Goldstein and Frank Kutka about Orange colored corn. What makes it orange? What nutrients are hidden under the color? Where does orange corn come fr...
January 31, 2020
In this episode, you will learn all about the Arikara Sunflower - the traditional Hidatsa method of making sunflower meal, sunflower seed balls, harvest and isolation techniques.
January 24, 2020
In this episode, we interview Metis Seed Keeper Caroline Chartrand who talks about her experience growing and tasting this unique squash variety that the Metis community grew in the 1800s. We discuss ...
January 16, 2020

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