Marsha Goldberg: Protecting Heritage Seeds

Or How We Can Live to Be Ripe Old Raisins

by BC Farms & Food  -  Permalink
December 8, 2013

Professional seed savers like Marsha Goldberg of Eagleridge Seeds are not only preserving the genetic heritage of our most valuable plants for tomorrow, they are also an invaluable resource for agriculture today. Goldberg’s very active Salt Spring Island farm specializes in producing the seeds of endangered heirloom vegetable, herb and flower varieties.

Goldberg uses organic gardening methods, including raised beds and companion plantings that attract beneficial pollinators, to grow the seeds of unique varieties of such vegetables as tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers and onions.

In this video, Marsha Goldberg talks about seed saving and her commitment to protect heritage seeds and keep them in the public domain.

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