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For those of you who haven't already seen it, this evocative documentary is available online at Seed: The Untold Story until May 1st.
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Thank you for that.

Everyone with a garden should try to grow at least a few old heirloom varieties that would otherwise be lost.
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I watched the movie this afternoon. I recommend it. It is well done.
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It has been posted on NAFEX (northamerican fruit explorers and then shared other FB sites. I did like it very much, but with some reservations. The main message of maintaining the maximum diversity among food producing organisms is true. Strangely it offers the greatest potential to those that are most responsible for the hybrid and GMO seeds that are now dominating agriculture. These are the very forces that are creating the conditions for the demise of the heirloom type cultivars. And yet these are the potential raw material for future GMO. Irrational and short shorted is it not.
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As a prepper, I don't even consider non heirloom seeds as an option. So I'm doing my part.
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As a prepper, I don't even consider non heirloom seeds as an option. So I'm doing my part.
You might contact some seed banks to see if you can add a few rarer and more obscure varieties to your inventory.

It isn't even just food plants we've winnowed down into nothing. My father used to grow old rose species when I was a girl. He had about 300 varieties in beds and around the yard when I was growing up--so many beautifully different plants and blooms--nothing like the incredibly boring hybrid teas just painted different colors that are all you ever see at nurseries these days. For a while I used to volunteer at a similar rose garden planted by a Columbia professor up at St. John the Divine here in the city, but it felt victim to a cathedral expansion plan. Such a crime.
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About the movie: I noticed most of the people in the movie who were saving seeds did not have the seeds in a location with ideal temperature for longevity of the seeds, and some of the seeds were not packaged very well.

Not that I'm any kind of expert, but I've been doing quite a lot of research on seed saving, and I even attended a class on seed saving recently. I've learned that people who seem to know what they are doing believe seeds should be stored at around 40 degrees F or should perhaps be stored in a freezer. In the movie, some of the people were storing seeds in a barn or shed where the temp would likely get pretty hot in the summer. I've also learned that seeds should be in airtight containers, and I noticed at least one person in the movie had lots of seeds in paper bags.

Now I'm not trying to disparage the movie. After all, the movie does not purport to be instructional material for learning how to store seeds; rather, the movie's primary purpose, I think, is to explain that our food supply isn't as diverse as it used to be and also to make the viewer aware of the political and economic influences that have most of our population reliant on foods grown from seeds sold by huge conglomerates.

But I'm just saying.
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