I had a group of people in my home on Saturday. The purpose for the gathering was a basic gardening class. Some of these people are now returning alumni. They have taken this class 2 or 3 times. We are now learning from each other.
Some of these people are new to this class. One such person, I predict will become a new mentor to the group. Brandi is a seed saver, and very passionate about it. She also speaks Microbiologese. (We get each other!) I have never saved seeds, but I do know one thing. The best way to save seeds is to plant them, save them and plant them again. Generation after generation. Brandi said that is the way that we are going to outsmart Monsanto. She wants to turn us all into seed savers! I hope that we don’t get arrested:)
My new friend Brandi came yesterday bearing gifts for all of us. Some Artichoke seeds, some Sugar Pea seeds, and some Glass Gem Corn seeds. I was particularly interested in the last one.
She (Brandi) says that the Glass Gem is a heritage corn that is non gmo. She grows it and saves it. It can be used for organic popcorn, and for grinding into corn flour. I have pretty much sworn off corn, but I do enjoy it, so I am willing to experiment with this pretty baby.
I asked Brandi if she would consider teaching a couple of classes in my home. She has agreed. One class will be on seed saving, and the other will be specifically on Glass Gem Corn-how to grow it, and how to use it.
We also talked about lowered beds (which I have used in the past), and waffle gardens (which is what she is experimenting with). We will talk about that in tomorrow’s post.
But this post is to introduce Brandi to my friends as a new mentor here at “Sharing Life’s Abundance”