4/27/2016 1:10:00 PM
Growing your own localized varieties of vegetables allows you to customize the taste to your liking.
12/8/2015 9:49:00 AM
Forward-thinking gardeners are working to develop new varieties of garlic and reverse the effects of thousands of years of cloning.
4/3/2014 9:05:00 AM
Egyptian walking onions are one of my favorite crops because they produce food for my family from early spring until late fall.
2/12/2014 10:07:00 AM
A pragmatic approach to eliminating male sterility from a home garden. Includes a diagram and photos about what to look for.
2/5/2014 11:49:00 AM
Cell Fusion genetic engineering is emerging as a hot topic in the Certified Organic seed and food industry. We can expect the resolution of this issue to impact both small-scale and large-scale growers.
1/22/2014 10:27:00 AM
Creating a landrace of promiscuously pollinated tomatoes. Details about my major plant breeding project for the next few seasons and a plea for help.
1/3/2014 8:11:00 AM
A landrace market farmer’s perspective on survival seed banks. Part 3: Storing the seeds. With careful forethought, it is possible to store seeds in a manner that will allow them to avoid or survive common seed destroying events.
12/19/2013 3:47:00 PM
A landrace market farmer’s perspective on survival seed banks. Part Two – Suggestions about the types and quantities of seeds to include in an emergency seed bank.
12/10/2013 12:47:00 PM
A market farmer’s perspective on survival seed banks, evaluating current offerings.
11/26/2013 10:56:00 AM
Grow enough seed for yourself and a little extra for seed swaps and you may never have to pay for seeds again.
11/14/2013 4:05:00 PM
The principles of landrace gardening can be applied at any scale from small annual gardens to multi-generational community wide tree farms.
11/6/2013 11:17:00 AM
Sunroots are a typically-cloned crop with great potential as a locally-adapted survival-of-the-fittest landrace
11/4/2013 10:52:00 AM
Exploring my hopes and dreams for the landrace seed movement with suggestions about how farmers, merchants, and gardeners could cooperate to create a more robust, secure, and locally adapted food system.
10/23/2013 1:24:00 PM
A photo essay documenting imported landraces that I started incorporating into my existing landraces during the current growing season.
10/11/2013 10:50:00 AM
A photo essay showing off the beauty of landrace squash.
9/19/2013 11:08:00 AM
A photo essay showing off the beauty of landrace crops.
9/13/2013 11:50:00 AM
How to use hybrids in a landrace garden.
8/23/2013 10:12:00 AM
Joseph Lofthouse shares tips for growing landrace popcorn.
8/21/2013 10:42:00 AM
Want to grow and save your own vegetable seeds? Meet Fruition Seeds. They produce regionally-adapted, organically-grown seeds. And they can show you how to do it too.
8/14/2013 9:53:00 AM
Landrace gardening allows us to minimize fertilization by selecting for plants that thrive in the pre-existing soil.
8/7/2013 9:31:00 AM
Joseph Lofthouse shares how to maintain thriving populations of landrace vegetables in the garden.
7/31/2013 3:20:00 PM
Seed saving is an integral part of landrace gardening.
7/24/2013 2:52:00 PM
By growing potatoes from pollinated seeds we can develop locally adapted plants that thrive in our gardens.
7/17/2013 3:35:00 PM
Landrace gardening enhances food security by growing genetically diverse crops that are not as prone to crop failure as monoculture fields of near clones.
7/10/2013 3:57:00 PM
By applying the principles of landrace gardening, you can help your plants win the race against weeds.
7/5/2013 1:23:00 PM
Using landrace gardening and promiscuous pollination to get what you want from your garden.
6/25/2013 2:25:00 PM
Landrace gardening promotes hybrid vigor and avoids inbreeding depression by encouraging promiscuous pollination.
6/18/2013 4:27:00 PM
Landrace gardening requires different plant naming conventions than those followed by industrialized agriculture.
6/12/2013 1:06:00 PM
A photo essay showing off the stunning success of landrace gardening on my farm. This success was achieved because I changed my growing methods to embrace one of the key elements of landrace growing; “survival of the fittest."
6/4/2013 3:35:00 PM
Joseph Lofthouse, seedsman from Paradise Utah, is now blogging about “Landrace Gardening” on Mother Earth News. The blog is a practical hands-on manual about how to improve crop production by localizing your plants to your unique garden.