My friend Brijette used to be a green interior designer, making beautiful living walls. Not anymore. Now she farms for seeds in her own backyard in San Diego, CA and sells them to local farmers, gardeners, and on the internet.
She’s one of, if not THE only certified organic local seed producer in the United States.
Saving seeds and creating new varieties that are adapted to local microclimates is vital in our changing climate. I think you’re going to see a lot more “Brijettes” in the future…and she’s leading the way.
In today’s episode, I visit Brijette and we walk through the process of harvesting eggplants for seed, processing them, drying them, and grading them for quality. You’ll learn how Brijette got started, but also super-interesting info about how the seeds you buy at the garden center actually get into those packets. We also talk a bit about heirloom seeds and how to save them.