Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Seed Saving Groups Roundup

The transcript of tonight's #SeedChat topic on seed saving groups and seed swaps is available on the transcript page. It will be a "live" transcript for the next 24hrs, meaning you can read it as if you were on Twitter and the links should work. Tonight I noticed that locked accounts don't show up in the transcript. Our apologies to participants who contributed and aren't included in the transcript because they have a locked accounts.

Notable moments include @SquashMaker bring up having trouble starting a seed swap group in his area. It seems like older gardeners that he's come across aren't that interested in saving and swapping seeds. Towards the end of #SeedChat  @SquashMaker and @Xitomatl really got their nerd on and talked about databases they maintain to keep track of their saved seeds. I suggested that they both do a #SeedChat night where they explain all this to people like me in plain English.

Tonight I was the chat's moderator and had two browsers open, was logged into two separate accounts, TweetChat and my BlackBerry all tuned into #SeedChat. I realized I have a sickness because I've been going to great lengths to curate a group of people in my virtual world to discuss seeds with and around me. This #SeedChat also served as a testing ground for posting some of the questions ahead of time to give people a chance to gather links and information to share. Thanks to @KatWhiteDesigns for suggesting this because I think it works great.

This week @Xitomatl created a resource page here on the #SeedChat blog, check it out and feel free to recommend items to add to it. We also came to the conclusion that we should switch the topic for Jan 5 and Jan 12. It seems several people are interested in learning about starting seed banks and we should just move the topic up a week. @Xitomatl has had a seed bank running for a while in Canada and this year I started one here in Chicago.

Seed my list of seed saving groups on my seed bank's blog and feel free to make suggestions of groups to add. I may decide to cross-post the list here as it would probably benefit participants of  #SeedChat. This is an open post where you are free to talk about anything that was brought up during this week's #SeedChat. Share links, thoughts, ask questions or ask for clarification on something that was brought up *cought* Kent Whealy *cough* or just say "hello." You don't need to have a blog to comment. You can use the Name/URL option from the drop-down menu and link to your Twitter account.

3 comments:

  1. I saw a mention in the transcripts about moving the seed bank topic to the 5th. Was their a decision on that?

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  2. Yup, We're going to move it to Jan 5.

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  3. Please see http://tlgdaily.blogspot.com/2011/01/learning-garden-and-slola-present.html for some information on the newly formed Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLOLA). We'd love to be added to your list!

    David King
    Chairman,
    SLOLA

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