28: Saving Seed & Dancing Feet
Today, Zachary Paige returns to Dirt Rich for a conversation on planning ahead for seed saving! You may remember him from Episode 21 at the top of the season. Zach farms and operates North Circle Seeds in Vergas, Minnesota. North Circle Seeds is a newly certified organic seed company and collective committed to creating an ecologically diverse, equitable, and inclusive food system. As the Minnesota weather warms and gardeners and farmers are beginning to plant, Zach has some pointers for planning your space for seed saving and some vignettes of the process behind saving seeds for arugula, tomatoes, squash, and carrots. Tune in for some recommendations on spacing, trellising, storage, equipment (‘smashing sticks,’ anyone?), and some colorful stories on the delicious foods and new connections that Zach has made because of saved seed. Read about North Circle Seeds in The Land. Want to get more involved and connect with fellow growers? You can become a member of SFA! There are 10 regional chapters across Minnesota. Thoughts? Comments? Ideas? Drop us a line on our Virtual Comment Box. Katie Feterl, SFA Communications Director Zachary Paige, North Circle Seeds and SFA Member/Board Delegate The viewpoints of the speakers expressed within or outside of this episode do not necessarily reflect the goals and mission of SFA. Dirt Rich is produced by the Sustainable Farming Association.