Collards

(Brassica oleracea)
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Collards (Brassica oleracea)

The Heirloom Collard Project
The Heirloom Collard Project

OUR WORK

The Utopian Seed Project is a collaborating partner with The Heirloom Collard Project. This project has been an excellent way to work on a national platform to further our work of exploring and celebrating diversity in tradional southern crops. In 2020 we partnered with The Culinary Breeding Network for a week of virtual presentations (See the Collard Week videos below.

Collard Week Videos in partnership with the Culinary Breeding Network

21 varieties of collards for the @heirloomcollards project. Photographed by @yondering_ during a @sowtrueseed workday! Each bunch was delivered to @foodordeath_ in preparation for a film shoot later today.

#collards #collards2020 #collardtrials #experimentalfarm #heirloomcollardproject #heirloomcollards #growcollards #southerncrops
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It's looking like nearly 100% germination after just a few days. @seed_savers_exchange did a great job expanding seed if these rare varieties, and now they've been shared across the country. Really looking forward to seeing how these 20 collard varieties grow.

I also want to start looking for Asheville-based chefs who may want to collaborate on the food side of these trials.

#collards #collards2020 #heirloomcollardproject
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Just casually seeding 21 varieties of collards for a collaborative and far reaching trial (the trial is 20 varieties, but I snuck in another one that Yanna Fishman has been working with!!). Proud to be working with @seed_savers_exchange @workingfoodgnv @southernexposureseed @melbelle206 @culinarybreedingnetwork and a lot of citizen scientists across the USA.

Also, big thanks to @dirtcraftorganics. They donated a couple of totes of seed starting soil in spring and I have enough for fall planting. Great to know there collards are getting a great start in a locally made soil mix!

#collards #collardtrials #heirloomcollards #collards2020
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Tree Collard seedlings are looking happy and healthy as we head towards some cooler temps this weekend. Once these plants are grown and we can choose the best suited ones, we'll be able to share cuttings!

#collards #treecollards #perennialcollards
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It's been so fun putting together the program for Collard Week and working with some fantastic presenters!

#Repost @heirloomcollards
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Today at 1PM EST, tune into @culinarybreedingnetwork's YouTube channel to watch Michael Twitty presenting on the history and significance of collards in the South, followed by a live Q&A.

Introduction and Q&A facilitated by @ira.wallace

Photo Credit @rejoicingapathy

#collards #africandiaspora #southernfoods #southerncooking #blackhistory #collardweek
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Finished planting in the wee hours of this morning. 21 heirloom Collard varieties (18 plants of each split over 2 replications).

Check out @heirloomcollards

#heirloomcollardproject #heirlooms #heirloomcollards #croptrials #collards #collards2020
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Sometimes it takes a village, sometimes you just need a hard working daughter!

#heirloomcollardproject #heirloomcollards #collards2020 #collards #collardtrials #croptrials #experimentalfarm
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Collard Varieties

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