Ep. 117 Stewarding Heirloom Wheats


In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, learn how Eleanor and Scott Hucker have turned their love of heirloom staple seeds into a unique and fascinating small business of growing and selling small batch heirloom staple grain, bean and squash seeds from their Michigan property.

Guests 1: Eleanor and Scott Hucker, Great Lakes Staple Seeds


Great Lakes Staple Seeds is a homestead seed company that prides itself on offering a diverse selection of staple crop seeds to meet your plant-based nutritional and functional goals. Each and every seed is regionally adapted, savable, all-natural, untreated, and grown with love on our southeast Michigan homestead. In addition to her seed work, Eleanor is a full-time stay-at-home mom to a rowdy (and sometimes naughty) flock of free-range poultry that includes geese, turkeys, chickens, and ducks. As a child, Scott was a champion 4-H gardener. When he’s not heading up the grains department for Great Lakes Staple Seeds, he’s the technical engineering specialist for the manufacturing of crankshafts for General Motors.


Additional Resources:

Learn more about Great Lakes Staple Seeds, and discover a host of resources and presentations on saving and growing seed from Eleanor and Scott, including Education Outreach in the Community.

Our Podcast Team: Carla Tilghman and Jessica Mitchell

Music for this episode is "Cattails" by Kevin MacLead.

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