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Free The Seed!

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This podcast is for anyone interested in the plants we eat – farmers, gardeners and food curious folks - who want to dig deeper into where their food comes from. It’s about how new crop varieties make it into your seed catalogues and onto your tables. In each episode, we hear the story of a variety that has been pledged as open-source from the plant breeder that developed it.

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This podcast is for anyone interested in the plants we eat – farmers, gardeners and food curious folks - who want to dig deeper into where their food comes from. It’s about how new crop varieties make it into your seed catalogues and onto your tables. In each episode, we hear the story of a variety that has been pledged as open-source from the plant breeder that developed it.

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Informative and important!

By Lauryn Michelle - Oct 28 2018
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I didn’t realize all of the factors that go into plant breeding and intellectual property. This podcast is a great discussion of these issues, good for novices and experts alike. I like the host’s voice as well. She seems knowledgeable, and she asks thoughtful questions.

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Informative and important!

By Lauryn Michelle - Oct 28 2018
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I didn’t realize all of the factors that go into plant breeding and intellectual property. This podcast is a great discussion of these issues, good for novices and experts alike. I like the host’s voice as well. She seems knowledgeable, and she asks thoughtful questions.

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Free The Seed!

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This podcast is for anyone interested in the plants we eat – farmers, gardeners and food curious folks - who want to dig deeper into where their food comes from. It’s about how new crop varieties make it into your seed catalogues and onto your tables. In each episode, we hear the story of a variety that has been pledged as open-source from the plant breeder that developed it.

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Rank #1: S2E2 Lofthouse-Oliverson Landrace Muskmelon – Free The Seed! Podcast

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S2E2: Lofthouse-Oliverson Landrace Muskmelon This podcast is for anyone interested in the plants we eat – farmers, gardeners and food curious folks who want to dig deeper into where their food comes from. It’s about how new crop varieties make it into your seed catalogues and onto your tables. In each episode, we hear the story of a variety that has been pledged as open-source from the plant breeder that developed it. In this episode, host Rachel Hultengren spoke with Joseph Lofthouse about his process of landrace breeding to develop varieties locally-adapted to the harsh conditions of his farm in northern Utah, and about the 'Lofthouse-Oliverson Landrace Muskmelon', a variety that came out of that breeding work. Full transcripts are available on the Open Source Seed Initiative's website at https://osseeds.org/category/free-the-seed-podcast/

Feb 14 2019
36 mins
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Rank #2: S2E1 Gypsy Queens – Free The Seed! Podcast

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Episode one of the second season of Free the Seed! the Open Source Seed Initiative podcast This podcast is for anyone interested in the plants we eat – farmers, gardeners and food curious folks – who want to dig deeper into where their food comes from. It’s about how new crop varieties make it into your seed catalogues and onto your tables. In each episode, we hear the story of a variety that has been pledged as open-source from the plant breeder that developed it. In this episode, host Rachel Hultengren spoke with Andrew Still of Adaptive Seeds and the Seed Ambassadors Project about his work in seed-saving, open-pollinated variety maintenance and the process of what he refers to as ‘dehybridization’. Their conversation focuses on ‘Gypsy Queens’, a variety of pepper that Andrew developed and pledged to be open-source.             Andrew Still   Episode links Find Gypsy Queens seed at the Adaptive Seeds website. Learn more about the: Seed Ambassadors Project: www.seedambassadors.org/. Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative (NOVIC): http://eorganic.info/novic/ Culinary Breeding Network: https://www.culinarybreedingnetwork.com/ Free the Seed! Listener Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TY73HXS   Episode glossary Hybrid: a variety produced by the intentional crossing two distinct, stable parental lines or varieties. Commercially available hybrid varieties are generally highly uniform (individuals in the population will all have the same characteristics) because the individuals are all highly genetically similar. (Hybrid varieties are also often referred to as F1-hybrids.) F1: the first-generation progeny (offspring) of a parental cross. The ‘F’ stands for ‘filial’. F2: the second generation progeny of a parental cross. Produced by saving self-pollinated seed from F1 plants. F3: the third generation progeny of a parental cross. Produced by saving self-pollinated seed from F2 plants. Open-pollinated variety: a population wherein the seed from individuals that have been crossed with other individuals of the same population will produce progeny that are characteristically similar to those parents and the population in general. Off-type: an individual plant whose characteristics do not fit the variety description. Rogue: remove from the field individual plants are diseased, or that either don’t fit with the variety description (if the individual is a member of a well-defined variety) or the project goals (if part of a plant breeding project) in order to keep them from contributing genetic material to the next generation (i.e. so that seeds aren’t saved off them). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Free the Seed! Transcript for S2E1: Gypsy Queens Rachel Hultengren: Welcome to episode one of the second season of Free the Seed!, the Open Source Seed Initiative podcast that tells the stories of new crop varieties and the plant breeders that develop them. I’m your host, Rachel Hultengren.  If you're new to the podcast, consider checking out previous episodes from our first season. If you’d like to learn more about the Open Source Seed Initiative’s history and mission, I talk with Dr. Irwin Goldman and Dr. Claire Luby in episode 2 about intellectual property rights in crops. In this episode, I spoke with Andrew Still of Adaptive Seeds and the Seed Ambassadors Project about his work in seed-saving,

Jan 22 2019
39 mins
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Rank #3: Announcing Season 2 – Free The Seed! Podcast

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Announcing Season 2 of Free the Seed! the Open Source Seed Initiative podcast We're excited to announce that we'll be producing a second season of Free the Seed!, the podcast that tells the stories of where plant varieties come from. We’ve had great responses from the first season, and we want to thank you all for listening! It’s been a fun journey to make these episodes, and we're excited to have the chance to do some more. In the new season, host Rachel Hultengren will be talking to four more plant breeders about their projects in developing new open-source pepper, tomato, melon and potato varieties. These episodes will be released sometime in late winter or early spring – we hope you’ll join us then. Subscribe to Free the Seed! wherever you get your podcasts. Has listening to Free the Seed! inspired you to start a plant breeding project of your own, or to learn more about the vegetable varieties you eat? In preparation for releasing the second season, we’d love to hear your feedback about the podcast, and we’re asking listeners to fill out a quick survey for us. It’s brief, only ten questions, and should only take a few minutes. Thanks in advance for taking the time to share your thoughts! Share your thoughts with us through our brief listener survey!

Jan 08 2019
1 min
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Rank #4: 04 Popeye Spinach – Free The Seed! Podcast

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Episode four of Free the Seed! the Open Source Seed Initiative podcast This podcast is for anyone interested in the plants we eat – farmers, gardeners and food curious folks – who want to dig deeper into where their food comes from. It’s about how new crop varieties make it into your seed catalogues and onto your tables. In each episode, we hear the story of a variety that has been pledged as open-source from the plant breeder that developed it. This episode is a little different from the previous episodes; instead of a moderately uniform, finished variety, Rachel Hultengren will be talking with Don Tipping of Seven Seeds Farm about a diverse spinach population that he has pledged to be open-source. ‘Popeye’, which is available through Don’s seed company, Siskiyou Seeds, has been selected for traits that are important to farmers in southern Oregon, where Don’s farm is located. In addition to the details of the breeding work behind ‘Popeye’, Don shared his thoughts on broader topics relevant to the future agricultural system to which he hopes to contribute. Find Popeye Spinach seed here at the Siskiyou Seeds Website             Don Tipping               'Popeye' spinach going to seed. (Credit: Don Tipping)             'Popeye' spinach growing in the field. (Credit: Don Tipping)

Dec 06 2018
32 mins
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Rank #5: 03 Hyper Red Rumple Waved Lettuce – Free The Seed! Podcast

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Episode three of Free the Seed! the Open Source Seed Initiative podcast This podcast is for anyone interested in the plants we eat – farmers, gardeners and food curious folks – who want to dig deeper into where their food comes from. It’s about how new crop varieties make it into your seed catalogues and onto your tables. In each episode, we hear the story of a variety that has been pledged as open-source from the plant breeder that developed it. We’ll be talking today with Frank Morton of Shoulder to Shoulder Farm about his lettuce variety, ‘Hyper Red Rumple Waved’, and about his journey in breeding lettuce, from salad to seed. Frank and his wife Karen are the originators of Wild Garden Seed, a farm-based organic seed company based in the Pacific Northwest, and Frank has pledged as open-source not only ‘Hyper Red Rumple Waved’, but all of the varieties and breeding populations that he has developed. Find 'Hyper Red Rumple Waved' lettuce seed here at the Wild Garden Seed's Website. Frank Morton Lettuce florets (Credit: Rachel Hultengren)

Nov 17 2018
43 mins
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Rank #6: 02 About Open Source Seed – Free The Seed! Podcast

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Episode two of Free the Seed! the podcast of the Open Source Seed Initiative. This podcast is for anyone interested in the plants we eat – farmers, gardeners and food curious folks – who want to dig deeper into where their food comes from. It’s about how new crop varieties make it into your seed catalogues and onto your tables. In each episode, we hear the story of a variety that has been pledged as open-source from the plant breeder that developed it. In this second installment, host Rachel Hultengren interviews Dr. Claire Luby and Dr. Irwin Goldman, two of the co-founders of the Open Source Seed Initiative. We’ll discuss the importance of genetic diversity in plant breeding, the evolution of intellectual property rights as they apply to plants, and the efforts of the Open Source Seed Initiative to maintain fair and open access to plant genetic resources. Dr. Irwin Goldman is a faculty member in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught and led research in plant breeding for the past 26 years. His breeding program focuses on carrot, onion, and table beet. Dr. Claire Luby conducted her PhD research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Goldman Lab, and was the first Executive Director of the Open Source Seed Initiative. Dr. Irwin Goldman Dr. Claire Luby

Sep 29 2018
37 mins
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Rank #7: 01 Goldini Zucchini – Free The Seed! Podcast

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Welcome to the first episode of Free the Seed! the podcast of the Open Source Seed Initiative. In this first installment, host Rachel Hultengren interviews Carol Deppe about her work developing Goldini Zucchini. This podcast is for anyone interested in the plants we eat – farmers, gardeners and food curious folks – who want to dig deeper into where their food comes from. It’s about how new crop varieties make it into your seed catalogues and onto your tables. In each episode, we hear the story of a variety that has been pledged as open-source from the plant breeder that developed it. In this episode we’ll talk with Dr. Carol Deppe about her OSSI-pledged variety ‘Goldini Zucchini’. Oregon plant breeder Carol Deppe holds a PhD in Genetics from Harvard University, and focuses on developing superbly flavorful, organic-adapted, open-source crops for human survival for the next thousand years, and in teaching others to do the same. Find seeds of 'Goldini Zucchini' through Fertile Valley Seed at www.caroldeppe.com. Dr. Carol Deppe

Sep 27 2018
30 mins
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