Seeds the Buried Beginnings of Food – Semran Sethi

“The buried foundations of food and future-food are slowly disappearing. Environmental journalist Simran Sethi takes us beneath our plates to explore the erosion of what we grow and eat. Through an exploration of agricultural biodiversity, seed monocultures and consolidation, and the small-scale farmers who continue to grow much of the world’s food, Simran explains what we all can do to ensure the security and sovereignty of our seed and food.”

 

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Ron Finley: Food Forest

“This film tells the story of a South Los Angeles edible garden planted in a surprising spot. Ron Finley, its planter, constructed the garden the way he wishes his neighborhood could be. And his vision of re-purposing unused open space, like that of many others working together on urban agriculture in our city, should inspire us all, and remind us of how, with a little creativity of vision, and willingness to get our hands dirty, we can remake spaces defined by asphalt and dead grass into productive places of beauty.”

Dennis vanEngelsdorp: Where have the bees gone?

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How to Choose? Open Pollinated vs. Hybrid Seeds

Tom Stearns writing for High Mowing Seeds talks about hybrid seeds here:

http://www.highmowingseeds.com/blog/inside-hybrid-seeds/

Jacob Keszey over at High Mowing Seeds tells you the differences and how to choose:

http://www.highmowingseeds.com/blog/how-to-choose-open-pollinated-vs-hybrid-varieties/

Understanding Heirloom Vegetables

A quick review of gardening terms that are pertinent to heirloom growers – like what exactly does “heirloom” mean?

http://gardennaturally.wordpress.com/2011/01/24/understanding-heirloom-vegetables/

Permaculture in Practice

Great video about permaculture.  This is what it says at Growtest.org, “This video, whose aim is to inspire people to start their own permaculture projects, shows how permaculture is practiced in four very different settings: a backyard garden, an urban community garden, a co-op restaurant garden, and a small farm.”

http://growtest.org/docs/permaculture-in-practice/