27
Sep

01 Goldini Zucchini – Free The Seed! Podcast

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.

Check out Goldini Zucchini on the Open Source Seed Initiative Site and at Carol’s Seed Company Fertile Valley Seed at caroldeppe.com

Hello and welcome to Free the Seed! This podcast is for anyone interested in the plants we eat – farmers, gardeners, and food-curious folks – who want to dig deeper into the story of where their food comes from. It’s about how new crop varieties make it into your seed catalogues, and onto your tables.

On this podcast, we’ll hear from plant breeders the stories of how they developed new cultivars that fit the specific needs of farmers and eaters, and why they pledged those varieties to the Open Source Seed Initiative. 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.

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1 Response

  1. Susan Braun

    Excellent podcast. Your questions, Rachel, guided the conversation in a direct and relatable way. I’m a garden and organics lover, but not a professional in the field; and with the questions you posed, the material was very accessible. Plus Carol explained her process and reasoning in a simple and clear fashion. I loved her comment “if you want uniformity for things that don’t matter, buy something else.

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