Tag: Hitchhiking

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 …

Basswood is Gone Again

Basswood left Fungi Academy with a friend in early spring and hitchhiked around Mexico and Belize for a few months.   While in Belize, Basswood bought a cheap ticket from El Salvador to the Twin Cities airport to come home.  He and his friend started hitchhiking from Belize to El Salvador to meet his flight.  On the way they met a couple of girls in Guatemala that were driving to California and hitched a ride 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 …

Croatia

These are a few pictures from my hitchhiking trip through the Balkans in January 2014. Sorry, there are a lot of pictures and this takes a while to load.  (Note: this post was put up by Basswood.)