Podcast #6: Joseph Lofthouse

In this episode of the Cultivariable podcast, I talk with farmer and freelance plant breeder Joseph Lofthouse.  Joseph is well known for his landrace plant breeding, a method that he has popularized and applies to an astounding 100 species of food plants.  We talk about his breeding philosophy and how he has used it to improve crops such as squash, cantaloupe, potatoes, and tomatoes for his short season climate.  Joseph collaborates widely on his projects and also sells seed.

You can read more about Joseph and his work at the following links:

Joseph’s Garden

Mother Earth News Landrace Gardening Blog

Homegrown Goodness Forum

Joseph with his short season musk melons
Joseph with landrace squash
Landrace maxima squash
Wild tomato flowers
Lofthouse bean mix
Wild tomato flowers

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