seeds

Farming
6:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Seeds dropped from sky to improve soil and water

A plane seeds the Knollman farm Friday.
John Nelson HCSWCD

Grasses, legumes and radishes planted by air this month at four Northwest Hamilton County farms will together form a one two three punch to boost soil fertility, reduce erosion and improve water quality.

Friday a plane dropped 61 lbs. of seeds an acre on the Heyob, Knollman, Minges and Hoerst Farms.

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Maintain Seed Diversity
1:30 am
Fri July 19, 2013

The importance of saving heirloom seeds

Berea, Kentucky author Bill Best has written a new book extolling the need to save and protect the native heirloom seeds for fruits and vegetables. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer talks with the author about Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia and what simple steps every farmer and gardener can do to maintain the genetic diversity these seeds provide.