This week on the Gardenerd Tip of the Week Podcast, we journey down an unconventional rabbit hole with Joseph Lofthouse. He spends his days developing landrace seeds on his 6th-generation family farm in northern Utah.
He’s also the author of Landrace Gardening: Food Security through Biodiversity and Promiscuous Pollination. What’s a landrace you ask? Listen to find out. He opens our minds to resilient possibilities.
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Joseph is part of an online course on landraces – check out the trailer here. Find out more about the online course here.
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We’re saving our own seeds for Black Magic kale and culling the sprouts that don’t produce the right kind of leaf. We’re hoping to have an even more resilient crop in a few years.
Try growing your own landraces in your garden. Over time they will adapt to your climate and be more resilient as climate change gets worse. This is the future of seed saving!
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Really enjoyed this podcast. I’d never heard of landrace, but it makes so much sense. Gonna start trying it this year.
Glad you discovered something new with our podcast. Give it a go and keep us posted on how things progress.
Joseph rules. I know very little about him, but in twenty minutes I now know landrace gardening.