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.
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.
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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