Get the inside scoop with Ira Wallace, also known as “the Godmother of Southern Seeds,” as she sheds light on all things seeds and its importance in the food industry.
Ira Wallace is an organic grower, author, speaker, and one of the original pioneers behind organic seed saving. For the last 25 years, Ira has been a worker/owner of the cooperatively managed Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, which offers over 700 varieties of open-pollinated heirloom and organic seeds selected for flavor and regional adaptability. Ira serves on the boards of the Organic Seed Alliance and the Virginia Association for Biological Farming.
In this episode, learn about:
- Ira’s background and current role with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
- The various categories of seeds that exist, their differences, and ownership of seeds
- A brief overview of harvesting, saving, and exchanging seeds and the challenges farmers face
- The impact of seeds on historical and current food pathways
Find resources here for new and advanced seed advocates:
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Organic Seed Alliance
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