Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, Oregon visited our Truelove Seeds farm during a cross-country road trip in July, 2019. Frank began in the early 1980s as a salad grower providing greens for grocery stores throughout the country. As you will hear in this episode, an accidental hybrid between two of his lettuces sparked a deep passion for breeding new varieties, and he has been doing so ever since, now with varieties in many seed catalogs, and even in space.
Frank has been a invaluable mentor for so many people in the organic and small regional seed company world. We are so grateful for the wisdom he shares.
SEED STORIES TOLD IN THIS EPISODE:
- Outredgeous Lettuce
- Lava Dome Lettuce
- Wild Garden Kale Mix
- Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress
- White Russian Kale
MORE INFO FROM THIS EPISODE:
Interviewee: Frank Morton
- Wild Garden Seed: website
- Wild Garden Seed on Instagram: @wild_garden_seed
- Dr. Alan Kapuler and Peace Seeds
- Renee Shepherd and Renee's Garden
- John Navazio's The Organic Seed Grower
- Rob Johnston and Johnny's Select Seeds
- Luther Burbank's Wikipedia
Seeds And Their People is a radio show where we feature seed stories told by the people who truly love them. Hosted by Owen Taylor of Truelove Seeds and Chris Bolden-Newsome of Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden.
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- Frank Morton
- Chris Keeve
- Jonah Hudson
- Maebh Aguilar
- Sara Taylor