Seed Swap Documentary Trailer

heirloom fruit seedsSeed Swap follows Dr. Campbell, an anthropologist living in the Ozarks, as he helps to organize a seed swap to be held March 1st 2008 in Mountain View, Arkansas. Hundreds of people and seed varieties attend the first Swap. Over a period of four years we watch as that first Seed Swap in 2008 sprouts seven new Swaps by 2010: six in the Ozarks and one in the Arkansas Delta. This documentary film uses the development of a seed exchange and agricultural biodiversity conservation project in the Ozark Mountains as an ethnographic lens to explore the seed saving subculture of the region. The Ozarks continue to be uniquely agrarian and rural, and throughout the film we meet diverse Ozarkers who maintain the agricultural traditions of saving and trading seeds. Many documentary films expose and emphasize problems with the industrial food system, but too few present practical solutions. The film showcases the utility of applied anthropology to get the public involved in more localized food systems, presents a wide range of open-pollinated, heirloom seeds of the Ozarks, and teaches the steps necessary to establish a community seed bank and host seed swaps.

Duration : 0:2:23

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Growing Heirloom Seeds & Seed Saving : What are Heirloom Seeds?

heirloom vegetable seedsHeirloom seeds are seeds saved and passed on that contain specially cared for genes and plant types. Learn about growing heirloom seeds and getting into seed saving from an organic farmer in this free gardening video.

Expert: Daniel Botkin
Bio: Daniel Botkin is an avid organic gardener, micro-farmer and permaculture advocate who recognizes the timeliness of backyard agriculture and permaculture-style food gardens.
Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

Duration : 0:1:12

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Seed Sprouting Without Daily Rinsing???!!!

When I heard about this, I didn’t believe it until I saw the video!

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TomatoFest Organic Seeds pt 2

heirloom fruit seedsGary Ibsen’s TomatoFest® presents delicious homegrown heirloom tomatoes.

Part 2: Green Zebra Organic Heirloom Tomato

Obtain certified organic seeds for this variety that has been voted best tasting heirloom tomato for several years at the Carmel TomatoFest:

TomatoFest Website:

Duration : 0:2:16

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Homesteading with Maineprepper FREE Seed Catalogs

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Seed Catalogs are important and FREE. I only use OP (Open Pollinated) and Heirloom seed (proven stock with a track record essentially). Here are links to 6 of the better ones; NOTE! Not all seeds carried by some companies are OP and Heirloom; they will specify if they are; those are the ones you want.



Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Bountiful Gardens Heirloom Seeds

High mowing seed company

Planet Natural

Duration : 0:10:39

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Making a Heirloom Organic Vegetable Garden Start To Finish 2011

heirloom fruit seedsThis year for 2012 we are going with as their seeds rocked, the other 2 companies we bought from all their seeds were complete failures.

This is video is the complete growing season from start to finish, it’s been a lot of work but I really enjoyed it.

Over 900lbs of food on the first attempt!

Duration : 1:30:12

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Best Books on Organic Gardening and Growing Food at Home

heirloom fruit seedsJohn from shares with you his favorite books for organic gardening. In this episode, John will go on a field trip to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in Petaluma, California and share with you some of his favorite books on organic gardening. After watching this episode you will now know the best books for identifying pests, weeds and the best books so you can grow more and consume less. Finally John will share his favorite two books on food preservation and they aren’t about canning.

Duration : 0:18:58

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Heirloom seeds

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Duration : 0:0:46

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Hilda’s Collection of Heirloom Seeds!

heirloom fruit seedsHere is a video showing off Hilda’s collection of HEIRLOOM SEEDS. She has big goals for her garden this spring. If you want to check out her garden that she started spring 2012 from scratch, go watch “Down on the Farm”.

Duration : 0:10:10

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How To Do A Seed Germination Test