Episode-1148- Tom Stearns of High Mowing Organic Seeds
Summary: TweetTom Stearns of High Mowing Organic Seeds Tom Stearns began gardening at an early age at his family home in CT. Prior to completing a degree in Sustainable Agriculture from Prescott College in AZ, he began saving seeds. A hobby was born in 1996 in Vermont, when Tom began sharing these seeds with others through a small seed flyer. Today High Mowing Organic Seeds has since expanded into one of the leading organic seed companies in the U.S., supplying both home gardeners and commercial growers. Tom’s vision has always been to create a company that would help support the re-building of healthy food systems, first in Vermont, followed by the rest of the U.S. He has also taught numerous workshops since 1996 on many topics such as ag. education, economics, community supported agriculture, genetic engineering, plant breeding, local food systems, sustainable business, investing and more. His informal, personal style, ability to explain complex issues and infectious enthusiasm makes him a popular and inspiring speaker. In addition, he has served on the board of several agricultural organizations, most notably as the current President of The Center for an Agricultural Economy since 2008. He lives on 50 acres in Vermont, with his wife Heather, and their two girls, Ruby and Cora. Tom joins us to discuss beyond fighting GMO’s and moving past the things that we don’t like and how to start building the things we want. We begin by discussing why seeds matter so much in the first place. How we lost control of our seeds as a socitety and how individuals, how can get started saving seeds easily. We also discuss how seed self-reliance contribute to building healthy communities and individual sovereignty. We also go beyond seed saving and discuss how to breed varieties for the food systems that we want. We also do discuss some of the true dangers of GMO foods and how they actually contribute to bad agricultural practices and the destruction of soils. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Safecastle Royal – (sponsor of the day) High Mowing Organic Seeds Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.