Heirloom Varieties of Cucurbitaceae! A Discussion with Shannon McCabe of Baker Creek Seed Company!
Song and Plants
Shannon shares insights into the amazing diversity of wonderful, Cucurbitaceae heirloom varieties! We explore open pollinated squash, melon, cucumber and watermelon varieties that have been developed and grown all over the world. Baker Creek Seed Company: www.rareseeds.comOpening tune: 'Beeloved' by Carmen Porter (www.carmenporter.com)
Seed Stories | Shannon McCabe - Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
The Intellectual Agrarian: Philosophy From The Farm
Our guest today is Shannon McCabe, from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. She has managed market gardens, raised slow flowers, and most recently writes for Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.Together, we’ll be discussing how she started working for Baker Creek, what slow flowers are, her adventures collecting seeds, and much more.Show notes can be found at: https://intellectualagrarian.com/mccabeConnect With Shannonrareseeds.comhttps://www.instagram.com/seedscavenger/Connect with The Show!https://intellectualagrarian.comhttps://www.instagram.com/intellectual.agrarianhttps://terrancelayhew.com
Documenting the histories of seeds in Baker Creek Catalogs. In This Podcast: Traveling the world to get the unique seeds and document their stories – a dream job for a writer and gardener like Shannon McCabe. She tells us a little more about how she got started working for Baker Creek Seeds and some of the perks of working for a visionary like Jere Gettle. She also shares about the upcoming Seed Expo in California in the Fall and the donation program for non-profits and school programs. Don’t miss an episode! Click here to sign up for weekly podcast updates or visit www.urbanfarm.org/podcast Shannon is a writer who found her passion melded beautifully with farming and growing heirloom vegetables when she landed the perfect job as the farm manager and catalog writer at Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company. She has traveled the world as a seed explorer for Baker Creek, from cycling the tulip fields in Netherlands in search of rare bulbs, to the remote jungle markets of the Peruvian Amazon in search of rare fruit. Shannon co-writes the award winning Whole Seed Catalog, and dreamt up the Baker Creek children’s gardening book. She has enjoyed bringing the arcane heirloom vegetables of our past back to the foreground of the gardening discussion. Shannon strives to make growing heirloom varieties approachable to every gardener, from the children who read her kids books, to the large scale organic farmer reading her variety descriptions in the catalog. Go to www.urbanfarm.org/bakercreekstories for more information and links on this podcast, and to find our other great guests.