Saturday, November 20, 2010

Seasonal news

Seems like news features at this time of year focus on two themes: indigenous peoples of the Americas, and FOOD.

Yesterday's California Report on public radio included a nice little story on seed saving, promoting it among backyard gardeners, descrying its decline in commercial agriculture.

I was mightily impressed by Richmond Grows seed catalog.
and it gave me an idea which should have been obvious - take pictures of the produce from which you save seed. I take enough pictures in the garden as it is, but I hadn't thought of it as a way to record selection of, say lettuce, over a series of seasons.

You can listen to the radio story here:
and link through to their pictures.

This was so much more interesting than another cranberry or pumpkin recipe - not that I have anything against my favorite fall fruit and veg...

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