Carol Deppe

Carol Deppe

Organization: Fertile Valley Seeds

Location: Corvallis, Oregon USA


Oregon plant breeder Carol Deppe holds a PhD in Genetics from Harvard University and specializes in developing open source crops for organic systems, superior flavor, agricultural resilience, and human survival for the next thousand years. She is author of Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving, The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times, and The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity. Carol is founder and owner of Fertile Valley Seeds, and has contributed 20 OSSI-Pledged varieties of flint corns, flour corns, dry beans, chickpeas, cowpeas, and squash. For seeds, books, and articles see Photo credit: Keane McGee/Nichols Garden Nursery

OSSI Pledged Varieties by Carol Deppe

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