We are conducting crop variety trials for traditional southern crops to explore the diversity on offer. It’s exciting to realize that the genetic diversity within many crops can give us culinary and climate resilient opportunities.
We are experimenting with growing crops that are native to the tropics, but with some additional care can thrive and provide diverse food in our region. This is an exciting area of crop research with some incredible culinary and potential.
We are growing and assessing some of the many wild, native and underutlized food crops yet to be explored or fully appreciated. With some simple selection or breeding work, many of these crops could offer great culinary promise.
Celebrating diversity in food and farming through hands in the dirt crop and variety trials.
Supported by @sowtrueseed | Organizer of @wncgarlicfest
We’ll be publishing weekly updates throughout the growing season so you can stay up to date with what we’re up to and how the trials are going. This will be an informal narrative of our highs and lows, successes and failures, with photos and fun facts!