Corn – Vital Staple for Resilience in Uncertain Times

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Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile)
Guest: Carol Deppe

When most people think of eating corn, what comes to mind is sweet corn on the cob, crumbly cornbread, bland tortillas and hot popcorn smothered in butter. There’s much more to this grain than these “modern” choices.

There are “old” ways to eat different types of corn (flour, flint and dent), and different varieties within each type. You’ll want to discover and use different varieties than you can get at the local garden store—ones that you didn’t even know existed.

In this program with Carol, you’ll learn more about the different types of corn, why to have them, and how to use them than you ever have before. She’ll awaken your curiosity and enthusiasm for this amazing edible plant, and expand your horizon on how important it is as a key home production staple.

Instructor: Jim Phillips
Jim Phillips is a nationally known speaker and teacher who has professionally taught thousands of classes all across the United States for 40 years. For a number of years prior to this career, his hobby was teaching cold weather safety & survival.

Jim is a strong advocate of self-reliance living and family preparedness. He developed an entire preparedness curriculum by asking himself the question “What if?” and then setting out to discover what actually does and does not work.

The answers he seeks (and then teaches) must be based on true principles derived from first hand experience. Above all else, he believes that attitude and practical knowledge is more critical to survival than having a bunch of “stuff.”

Guest: Carol Deppe

Carol Deppe is the embodiment of The Resilient Gardener. She has a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University, has been experimenting with crops and gardening in Corvallis, Oregon since 1979.  She is a freelance plant breeder specializing in developing public-domain crops for Oregon growing conditions, sustainable agriculture, and human survival.

Her writing includes The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-reliance in Uncertain Times, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving, Tao Te Ching: A Window to the Tao through the Words of Lao Tzu, and The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity.


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Corn – Vital Staple for Resilience in Uncertain Times
Originally broadcast September 13, 2011

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