What if there was a way to grow plants so adapted to your own property that the would simply remain disease and pest free with no spraying of any kind, organic or chemical? What if there was a way to do this where you plants would grow faster, taste better and produce more?
There is and it is built on saving your own seeds.
Now hold on, there is more to it that that. When I listened Alan Booker’s complete 2 hour lecture on developing locally adapted strains of your own seed stock everything I thought I knew about developing land race seed strains didn’t change, it shifted. It shifted in a wonderful way, it gave me a missing piece in what I have been doing “almost right” for over 30 years of gardening and saving seeds.
Just one example of the mental shift I had listening to this is that I will never start any seeds for setting out again in an indoor system unless I make the potting soil myself from material on my own property and in some very specific ways.
Why? Because I am worried about what is in a prepared mix. No! It is what isn’t in it that matters. To really understand you have to listen to this lecture.
Become a seed-saving and genetics-developing wizard with Alan Booker’s presentation on Epigenetics and Seed Saving: Breeding Resilient, Locally Adapted Plants.
In this 2 hr lecture recording you’ll gain powerful skills:
- Breeding plants that are genetically capable of adapting to changing circumstances
- Maintaining the microbiome during seed saving
- Using Metagenomic Analysis to understand the HGT in plant ecosystems
- Gene Expression
- Carefully selecting plants for seed production
- Much, much more
This material is taking the scientific and agricultural fields by storm, and Alan is a master of his craft. Get his presentation, including a pdf of all of his slides and data, his Q&A, and access to the forum for further discussion.
P.S. – A Special Note from Jack – So you guys know I have worked with Paul for a long time and brought you a ton of his stuff. But I am particularly excited about this one personally. I watched it the day on got my hands on it and since that time twice more. It is that good. Really if you care at all about developing the most adaptive plants possible to your own back yard you don’t want to miss this one!
I have made claims about the role of viruses in nature in the past and said I was only speculating that viruses are actually an evolutionary mechanism for hosts. What I just learned from Alan shows me that guess was correct and even bacteria can play a role in this. Again to fully get what this means you have got to get your hands on this information.