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Omega: How can people who might not garden, let alone farm, get involved in seed saving? 

Ken: One of the challenges I found when I started the Hudson Valley Seed Library was helping people understand...

Seeds of Change Conference

Cultivating the Commons

October 9–11, 2015

 

Over the past decade, presenters and participants at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living's conferences have added an important voice to the...

What lies behind the drive to to save seeds or protect the planet? World-renowned environmental leader Vandana Shiva reveals the interconnectedness of things we call the...

The days have been getting longer, more light hinting of spring's approach until it’s 7:00 p.m. and still light out. The nose detects spring, often before the eyes. Even with snow still on the ground it’s possible to smell the shift happening....

For most gardeners, the season begins in late winter when seed catalogs arrive in the mail featuring backyard crops like ornamental kale, watermelon radish, and heirloom tomatoes.

Growing plants from seed allows you to start your garden...

Throughout most of history, when a farmer bought seeds, they had the right to reproduce, save, and then sell them. They did not have to purchase seeds every year from a seed company. 

Until 1924, the U.S. Department of...

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