Seed saving — why should you do it and how do you get started?
Bill and his team created (and take on the road) the innovative Seed School — which has graduated over 550 Seed Citizens near and far!
Get to know Bill and more about seed saving through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week!
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Tip of the Week: Freezing Herbs
In today’s tip of the week, I share how easily you can freeze herbs. It's easy and quick!
“I use the freezing method most often for culinary herbs since it is easy and quick. Harvest your herbs, make sure they are dry, place them in a labeled container, and freeze. Super simple. This works for just about all leafy herbs. To save time during the busy harvest season, I don’t bother to remove the stems because it’s easy enough to do when I pull them out of the freezer to use them. You can also chop the herbs and put them into an ice cube tray with a little oil. Once frozen, pop them into a labeled bag or container. It’s a little more work on the front end, but can be a timesaver while cooking.”
“How can I consume real, organic whole foods and lose weight? Ever since we began traditional cooking and food preparation, I've gained 10 lbs and I already had about 20 to lose. I don't want to go on some extreme diet and forsake all the knowledge I've attained about nutrition in order to drop the weight but I am desperate. Any advice?”
In this episode, I share how I have been following Trim Healthy Mama (100% traditional with no fake foods) since mid-May and have lost more than 25 pounds. I feel it's an option that you, Christina, could consider and in the episode I share why and how.
About Bill McDorman
“Bill McDorman is co-director and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA), a new nonprofit seed conservation organization serving the Rocky Mountain West. He was previous director of Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tucson. Bill founded 3 seed companies and cofounded several nonprofits including the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Hailey, Idaho. He is author of Basic Seed Saving which he wrote in 1994. He and his wife Belle Starr, former Deputy Director of NS/S and codirector of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance created an innovative week-long training called Seed School, the educational center-piece of RMSA. The course has graduated over 550 Seed Citizens in slightly more than four years. Bill is a passionate and knowledgeable presenter, inspires his audiences to connect deeply with the world in which they live and rejoin the ritual of seed saving.“
Click here to visit Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance or for more information about all their resources and events.
About The Book: Basic Seed Saving
Basic Seed Saving is a 48-page paperback book written by RMSA Executive Director Bill McDorman. It was created to provide enough practical information to allow gardeners to embark on the rewarding adventure of saving their own seeds. You can view the free online version here, or printed copies are available for $5.95.
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