Tag: cheap travel

Rare Heirloom Seeds

For the month of September Garden Seeds is featuring Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company again.  We featured them when we first started this website back in January of 2016 because Jere inspired my son Basswood with his desire to learn about and collect rare seeds.    Garden Seeds Featured Seed Companies.   There is a documentary series on the dangers of GMOs that has been running the last couple of weeks.  It was put out by Read More …

Basswood Hitchhicked into France

I could not sleep this morning worrying about Basswood.  I got up at 4:30 and logged onto Garden Seed’s Facebook account.  Germany and France are several hours ahead, and I figured he would write soon.  I only had to wait twenty minutes before he wrote.  I was so worried about Basswood because the bank froze his card yesterday when he tried to get money out.   I do have the comfort of knowing that he Read More …

Basswood in France?

Basswood has spent the week visiting in Germany. Last night he messaged that he was leaving for France in the morning. This morning he tried to get money at an ATM in Germany and US Bank froze his card. The reason I know this is the bank’s computer called me.  Last week after he left for Germany I went to our local US Bank branch and they put a note in the computer saying that Read More …

From Seed to Shining Seed

They wrote an article about Basswood in the local newspaper entitled From Seed to Shining Seed.  It tells how he is out to see the world by hitchhiking or taking buses.  The article tells how Basswood meets people to learn about their way of life.  “’When he works for room and board, he is really there for a free education,” Scot said. “Many people actually pay permaculture farms for the privilege of working on them Read More …

Basswood entering Guatemala

Basswood called and said that the Fungi Bus was entering Guatemala this morning. He said that they should be at the Fungi Academy this evening. There are only seven of them on the bus now. They have given rides to several hitchhikers and fellow travelers along the way. Basswood told about visiting Piramide del Sol at the sacred Mesoamerican ruins of Teotihuacan in Mexico and the park ranger climbed up after them to kick them Read More …

Basswood in Guadalajara

“Guadalajara is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and the seat of the municipality of Guadalajara. The city is in the central region of Jalisco in the Western-Pacific area of Mexico. With a population of 1,495,189 it is Mexico’s fourth most populous municipality.” Wikipedia Basswood and his friends on the Fungibus have been in Guadalajara the last few days.  He said they went to a school and taught the kids Read More …

Basswood in Mexico?

Basswood called 36 hours ago to say he was crossing the border into Mexico. He told me he would call when he was safely across. Well… he has not called yet. A couple of years ago when he went to Mexico by commercial bus the bus had to wait for him for half an hour because the US side held him for questioning. I guess they have never been to Northern Minnesota in the wintertime Read More …

Basswood is on the Fungi Bus

Basswood met up with his friends in California where they have spent the last few weeks getting the Fungi Bus ready for their trip to Guatemala.  They also have spent the time visiting different mycologists, learning all they can about mushrooms so that they can teach others on their way to Guatemala. Mushrooms work tirelessly to break down decaying matter and make it available for other living organisms.  Mushrooms are misunderstood and totally under appreciated.  Read More …

Finding Landrace Seeds in Guatemala

Basswood hiked up into the mountains of Mexico and Guatemala this past winter looking for heirloom and landrace seeds. He would visit the markets of mountain villages he stayed in.  At the markets, he not only bought food, he would buy seeds he wanted to try growing in Garden Seeds’ landrace gardens.  Landrace Gardening Vegetables at a village market Heirloom and Landrace Garden Seeds Basswood has collected on his trip   Basswood feels that to Read More …

Garden Seeds Photos

Alpine Lupine in the mountains of Central America Basswood has been home for a week and a half and I was finally able to talk him into uploading some of his photos to our Garden Seeds website. The photos on this site are photos he has taken. The first week he was home we were busy working outside getting our property ready to plant our forest and vegetable gardens. The last three days it has Read More …