Podcast #5: Q&A

In this episode of the Cultivariable podcast, I answer listener questions: 00:57 Which tuber crops are best for permaculture? 05:14 Are there any tuber crops that fix nitrogen? 08:35 Might arracacha be a dynamic accumulator? 10:35 Can you explain the process that you use for collecting plants from the wild? 14:35 Why should all gardeners […]

Podcast #4: Q&A

In this episode of the Cultivariable podcast, I answer listener questions: 00:52 – Why don’t you grow sweet potatoes and yams? 05:52 – Can you explain what a tetraploid is? 12:39 – How would you recommend that someone in high school become a plant breeder? 19:05 – What plant breeding books do you recommend? 21:51 […]

Podcast #2: Curzio Caravati and the Kenosha Potato Project

In this episode of the Cultivariable podcast, I talk with Curzio Caravati of the Kenosha Potato Project and Kenosha Urban Farm Institute about collecting potatoes, growing potatoes in an urban farm environment, and growing potatoes from true potato seeds (TPS).  Along the way, we discuss farmers markets, how potatoes can be classified by their agronomic […]

Podcast #1: Nathan Kleinman and the Experimental Farm Network

In this first episode of the Cultivariable podcast, I talk with Nathan Kleinman of the Experimental Farm Network about participatory plant breeding, sustainable agriculture, and some favorite plants like sorghum, chinquapin chestnuts, and perennial kales.  The Experimental Farm Network connects breeders with trial growers all over the country, making it possible to speed up variety […]