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Documentary ON Seed Saving Very Interesting

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by Nyboy, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. Apr 27, 2018
    Nyboy

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    This video speaks to me. I love that in my state and surrounding area, local small organic sustainable farms are propagating exponentially, and that heritage open-pollinated seeds are now easy to procure. I save seeds each year and many of my saved seeds go back a decade or more. A lot of farms, as well as my state, run apprenticeship and learning programs for youth which are excellent for passing along and saving knowledge. About 10 years ago I remember being dismayed at reading the results of a survey which found that a majority of teens could not identify 5 plants and animals in their back yards, but could readily recognize 12 corporate logos. It is appalling that so many no longer know where food comes from. We were unknowingly part of the back-to-the-land movement in the early 70's when we moved from Boston to Vermont, and I'm overjoyed to see where it has gone, not just here in the northeast but nationwide.

    Thank you for posting this.
     
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    Dont ask where meat comes from
     
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    Or dairy products or eggs or........

    That video just fires me up with the lies stated as facts...... I have no problem with seed saving or breeding lines selected for your environment but to state that corporations use just a few genetic packages with no science behind them is grounds for dismissal. & he is suppose to be an educator...... Why couldn’t he just go into benefits of getting people back to growing their own without the hysteria? No doubt what part of business pays his salary...
     
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    Mine comes from this place: http://www.earthwisefarmandforest.com/products.html Click on a particular animal to see how they are raised and how they contribute to enriching the land. Yes, by all means, ask where your meat comes from, and make sure it comes from a sustainable farm like the one at the link I posted. Know your farmer!
     
  6. Jul 7, 2018
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    I have seen cattle, sheep , pigs, chickens, turkeys etc. out in the fields just mulching away at vegetation. Could it possibly be that those critters make fine cuts of fine healthy meat for us to enjoy eating ? :caf
     
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    It is only recently that many heirloom varieties of open pollinated seeds have become available to purchase, and many of the very obscure varieties are no longer available. Large corporations certainly are not offering them for sale.
     
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    As a seed saver, I found that documentary to be more about the Ozark culture than about seed saving. I've been to Bill Best's annual seed swap in Berea, Kentucky; met a lot of people there that I previously knew online, shared a lot of beans, and had a great time.
     

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