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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2024-11-26
ISBN: 9780865719965
Format: Paperback - 256 pages
Size: 7.5" x 9" (w x h)
BISAC: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture

The Seed Farmer

A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Selling Your Own Seeds

The Seed Farmer is required reading for any grower who cares about being part of a truly sustainable local food system.

Whether you’re interested in growing your own seeds for on-farm use, or scaling up for retail or commercial sales, this comprehensive manual will help you protect yourself from supply chain disruptions while ensuring reliable access to quality seed stock adapted to your own climate and bioregion. Coverage includes:

  • The journey to self-sufficiency—why and how to extricate yourself from the modern seed distribution industry and develop your own heirloom seeds adapted to your location and climate
  • Easing common concerns such as cross-pollination, crop timing, and poor seed genetics while choosing the right seed varieties for your small farm or market garden
  • Detailed profiles and practical, hands-on growing and harvesting techniques for dozens of vegetable and flower crops
  • The economics of seed production, and the business case for scaling up and selling seeds into local, retail, or wholesale channels
  • Farm planning, sowing schedules, projected crop yields, and other considerations.

With everything you need to help integrate organic seed production into your small-scale farm or market garden simply, profitably, and successfully, this unique and exciting guide proves that going to seed is easier than you think!

About the Author

Dan Brisebois is a founding member of Tourne-Sol co-operative farm, and has over two decades of experience as both a market grower and a seed producer. He mentors aspiring farmers in the art of effective planning at the Farmer Spreadsheet Academy, hosts the popular Seed Growers Podcast, and is co-author of Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers.



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