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.
314: Shannon McCabe on Gaining a Gardening Passion
The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson
Finding amazing seeds and becoming a seed storyteller. In This Podcast: Her young life was spent on a small island near a 300-year-old farm, with a family that loved to share history through storytelling. Then Shannon McCabe got a chance to work for Baker Creek Seeds and now she documents the stories of seeds from around the world. She explains just what an heirloom seed is, and why they are special. She also shares a couple seed stories, including one for garden berries in Peru, and another about an ancient, crooknecked watermelon from a cave in Arizona. We cannot spoil this, you must listen for yourself! Don’t miss an episode! Click here to sign up for weekly podcast updates or visit www.urbanfarm.org/podcast Shannon is a writer, seed explorer and horticulturist for Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company. After earning a degree in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Rhode Island, she worked on mixed-vegetable farms and a fruit orchard before starting her own small-scale farm on historic farmland. She combined her life-long love of writing with her passion for farming when she began working as the farm manager and catalog writer for Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Through co-writing the award winning Whole Seed Catalog, hosting instructional videos and dreaming 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. Go to www.urbanfarm.org/shannon for more information and links on this podcast, and to find our other great guests.