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The Seed that Saved a Life – Seed Saving

Introduction to Seed Savers Exchange (excerpt from Garden Guardians)

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Seed Savers Exchange
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So its a pandemic and you decided to start your own garden or you have another reason for wanting to start your own garden. What do you do with the left over seeds you have? Where do you get seeds in the first place? If anyone remembers the Potato Famine and the devastation it caused because certain varieties of potatoes could not be grown, then the Seed Savers Exchange program makes a tremendous amount of sense. In the wake of a pandemic, there is no better time to be reminded that pro-action can save a lot of lives as well as heart ache. That is why we are particularly fond of this Exchange and the work they are doing. What do you feel is important to preserve? Why? What kind of impact can it have on your life or your neighbors life? Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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We used what we learned from “Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardner” to help us save seeds for this Pumpkin plant pictured to the left. She is just getting started and should produce pumpkins around fall. Stay tuned for an updated on the progress of our Pumpkins.

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Mahatma Gandhi & Saving Seeds

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If you know even a little bit about Gandhi, then one can easily understand what Gandhi means to seed saving or what seed saving would have meant to Gandhi. Gandhi was very much a promoter of the freedom of man and his country man. Like King he saw freedom in both simple and profound ways. A seed in itself is simple. Yet seed saving is a revolutionary concept even today. Where there is industry and money to be made, there is always controversy. More specifically where the industry is not truly needed is where the controversy seems to begin. Gandhi believed that people should have the right, yes right to grow their own food rather than being subject to purchasing food at prevailing prices. To this day there are many industries that surround the growth of food. Even farmers struggle against this industrial corporate complexes.

So in the midst of a pandemic when many people have begun to start their own gardens, seed saving is more important than ever. Understanding the profound yet simple practice of seed saving is important. Knowing and being able to save seeds gives one freedom to contentiously produce their own food sources. One might say, I buy food out of convenience and to save time. During a time when money is short for many but time is long, one might say, like many have, I will grow my own food. Exercising the right to grow ones own food has become important to many in the midst of COVID 19. Jim Ulager “Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener” helps one to understand the background of seed saving as well as the application of seed saving.

We have saved several seeds of our own such as pumpkin, green beans, lentil beans, pinto beans, cantaloupe and more. A few of these seeds are in our garden and did sprout. Pumpkin is our largest saved seed. How has COVID 19 impacted you and yours? How could you and yours benefit from saving your own seeds? How has this article helped you? How could this article help your friends and family especially during these times? “Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener” can be found below or by clicking the link. Share your experience with seed saving with the community by posting your comments below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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