This bean was given to me by a very charismatic seed saver who led a lively workshop at the recent skill swap that I attended & taught at.
He shared some very interesting points about why it is important to save your own seeds:
- Every seed has a story to tell & can preserve history if the story is told
- Cultivars that are descended from plants grown in an area are adapted to the micro-climate of that area
- Being dependent on seeds suppliers that are hundreds of miles away is NOT food security
- It is fun and can save you money!