Tag: Landrace

Landrace and Heirloom Seed Companies

Each month we here at GardenSeeds.org try to promote a Landrace and/or Heirloom Seed Company.  We do not go about this in any scientific way we just pick one that interest us.  If you would like to recommend a seed company to be featured please contact us. We usually try and blog about our featured Heirloom Seed Company to draw more attention to them, but I have been kind of lazy the last few months.  Read More …

The Universe Beneath Our Feet

Here is a pod cast that talks about the life in the soil.  There are millions of living things in the soil that are working to help the plants we see above the ground grow.  We can not live without the fungi, bacteria, etc. in the soil.  There is a food web in the soil that consists of the fungi, bacteria, and the roots of plants all working together to feed each other.     Read More …

How is Basswood?

How is Basswood? That is the question that was weighing heavily on my mind all day yesterday. I woke up early this morning to check for messages and there were none…   Two days ago Basswood called first thing in the morning to talk with me, usually he messages on Facebook. He only calls when it is someone’s birthday or a special holiday. Yesterday was neither, so I knew it must be important. I got 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 …

Landrace Honey Bee project Update

Basswood wants to develop a landrace of corn, a landrace of fava beans, and a landrace of string beans.  I am excited about helping him develop each of these landrace varieties but my passion is to develop a landrace of honey bees that can survive in Northern Minnesota. I explained on the landrace seeds page that local bee keepers kill their bees each year and buy new ones in the spring because the honey required Read More …

Working in Our Landrace Gardens

It has been a while since I took the time to post.  Basswood and I worked hard this summer planting our landrace gardens.  We also planted more than two hundred and fifty trees and a few hundred tree seeds in our food forests.  Basswood’s little sister helped him plant the fava bean seeds he collected on his Guatemala trip last winter.  We are trying to develop different landraces of fava beans, corn, squash, runner beans, Read More …