Places to learn about seed saving
- An online booklet to get you started http://www.seedalliance.org/download-form-1/ (more cool stuff from them http://www.seedalliance.org/Publications/ )
- A beautiful YouTube about seeds and genetic heritage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9K0cZGQgHA
- A graphic that explains F1 hybrids and why so few will breed true. http://scienceforhumans.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/punnet-square-mendel-results.jpg At my seed class they quoted 8% as the amount that breed true, and they did not offer a statistic for the % that might be sterile
- The premiere guide, in my estimation, is Suzanne Ashworth’s Seed to Seed.
- Start attending the meetings of SLOLA Seed Library of Los Angeles http://slola.blogspot.com/
- Here is David King of The Learning Garden & SLOLA writing about his favorite seed catalogs and why http://slola.blogspot.com/2012/02/collection-of-seed-catalogs.html … an important article to read.
- Safe Seed Pledge http://www.earthlypursuits.com/SeedCompanies.htm
- Great authors who write about seed include Vandana Shiva and Gary Paul Nabhan.
- You can also become a member of SeedSavers Exchange and get lots of good stuff and newsletters http://www.seedsavers.org/Content.aspx?src=membership.htm
- And if you really get into it, there is a 7 day seed school in Tucson (I took their one-day version) http://www.nativeseeds.org/index.php/events/seed-school
- here is the list of vegetable seed viability that everyone uses. http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/426/426-316/426-316.html
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