Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile)
Guest: Carol Deppe
Being a Resilient Gardener will lead to food resilience — being able to produce the staples needed to sustain you and your household if and when the time arises. At the core of producing sufficient calories and protein from your own garden are the “Three-Sisters” of the Native Americans: Corn, Beans and Squash.
An essential part of being able to grow these staples over the long-haul is properly saving your own seeds. It’s not hard, but there is much more to it than just gathering up any ol’ seeds from your garden. In this three-part series, Carol teaches how to maintain genetic purity of your seeds; how to properly select, harvest, dry and store your seeds for self-reliant living.
Seeds grown at home that have been properly maintained are more vigorous and store longer than those from the common seed packet. In addition, you can grow varieties that aren’t available commercially, the price is right, and the supply is indefinite!
The Three Sisters of Food Resilience and Proper Seed Saving, Part 1
Originally broadcast January 31, 2012
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