June 19, 2024

Grow Regionally Adapted Seeds w/ Dr. Matthew Kost, The Buffalo Seed Company

Grow your best garden with seeds adapted to your climate, your soil and your culture. Dr. Matthew Kost talks about the benefits of growing regionally adapted seeds; why  these seeds are so important, how to develop adapted seeds, creating and maintaining landraces, where to purchase quality seeds and so much more!

Episode Guest

Episode Guest

Dr. Matthew & Nancy Kost launched the Buffalo Seed Company in October 2018. Nancy is from the Altiplano of Bolivia and grew up growing quinoa, potato, and llamas in a resilient system that predates the Inca Empire. She has since acquired a bachelor degree in agronomy from Earth University in Costa Rica, and a Master of Science Degree in tomato breeding from The Ohio State University. Matthew is originally from Kansas City and has returned after obtaining a Bachelor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Agroecology from The Ohio State University. Matthew has also worked in conserving amaranth and quinoa landrace diversity in Peru and arid adapted crops in the Greater Southwest. Matthew and Nancy have deep knowledge and wisdom of seeds, seed systems, evolution, ecology, and adaptation.

Grow your best garden with seeds adapted to your climate, your soil and your culture. Dr. Matthew Kost talks about the benefits of growing regionally adapted seeds; why  these seeds are so important, how to develop adapted seeds, creating and maintaining landraces, where to purchase quality seeds and so much more!

Dr. Kost, and his wife Nancy, launched the Buffalo Seed Company in October 2018. Matthew is originally from Kansas City and has returned after obtaining a Bachelor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Agroecology from The Ohio State University. Matthew has also worked in conserving amaranth and quinoa landrace diversity in Peru and arid adapted crops in the Greater Southwest.

Learn more about Matthew’s work and shop for seeds from The Buffalo Seed Company at  https://www.thebuffaloseedcompany.com/

Before the interview, Bevin shares some updates from around Small House including our recent visit to Michigan Heirlooms! While visiting, Bevin’s friend Karen Golden shared seeds for a local variety of bean known as Harsen’s Island Pole Bean. We’re excited to be growing this Michigan heirloom!

Learn more about Michigan Heirlooms at https://www.michiganheirlooms.com/

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