Seed Stories

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Seed Stories Episode 1: 

Forest Shomer

In this episode, we interview Forest Shomer, native seed saver and founder of Inside Passage Seeds. We talk a little bit about Forests background and heart-centered approach to seed saving, and then he demonstrates two different seed saving techniques: a way to extract seeds from berries and small fruits (using huckleberry as an example), and how to winnow dried seeds using the wind (using camas seeds as an example).

Seed Stories Episode 2:

Judy Thierry

Judy Thierry from the University Place Community Garden shares with us how to save corn kernels (specifically of the glass gem organic corn variety), as well as buckwheat and coriander seeds.

Seed Stories Episode 3: 

Dana Coggon

Hilltop community member and avid gardener Dana Coggon (she/hers/they/them) shares with us the joys of messy gardening, seed capturing, and soul fulfillment of participating in local food systems.

In this video, Dana walks us through her/their backyard showing us how to choose and maintain viable seeds and how to think about the greater community in your garden endeavors. 

Dana left her/their previous job as the Noxious Weed Coordinator with Kitsap County to join us at Pierce Conservation District as our new Executive Director. She/They also work with many community groups such as: Center for Spiritual Living, Food is Free, and Gardening for the Greater Good Facebook Group.

Seed Stories Episode 4:

Erica Hernandez

Erica Hernandez owner/operator of Colibri Farms, and also a Program Coordinator here at Harvest Pierce County, shares a story about Orca Beans and how to save them. Additionally, they wanted to share the following links to further your seed saving knowledge:

Sierra Seeds

Seed Savers- Grow & Save Bean Seeds

Seed Savers- Seed to Seed How-To Guide