Eli Rogosa Kaufman
a seed-saver, amateur crop breeder
and school garden educator
Dr. Mark Hutton
Maine Cooperative Extension's vegetable
and seed specialist with years of experience in plant breeding.
Fedco's trial farmer who evaluates
little-known heirlooms and reintroduces superior varieties to
Dr. John Navazio
ia a plant breeder and educator for crop improvement in
Dr. Raoul Robinson
Return to Resistance - Excerpts
Breeding a Better Bean: The Horizontal Resistance
a former trainer with FAO and author
of Return to Resistance, has pioneered breeding for resistance
to local pests and disease. Raoul is providing support to develop
on-farm breeding projects in New England. See: www.sentex.net/~raoulrob,
Frank Morton, plant breeder of extraordinary
edible landscape and salad varieties, is an expert in the ecological
dynamics of seed production. Frank develops varieties through
trials and reselection with stress, pest, and disease pressure.
Only the best strains make it to field production, and these
get prime care in fertile organic soil to encourage large healthy
curator of over 3,000 varieties for
the Seed Savers Exchange
207 778 3387
Will displays some of the 700 potatoes
he curates for Seed Savers' Exchange.
farm manager at Hamshire College farm, drawns on her indigenous
Native American knowledge of seed-saving in compelling work to
research and conserve New Englands' traditional food crops and
continue age-old traditions with the land.