We are developing a Seeds store of Indigenous and wilder Superfoods. The time is ripe for a renewal and wide expansion of the “Fine Art of Breeding”. In the past Seed Breeders where very popular and attained a status equivalent to today’s Rock Stars. Our goal is to find or breed delicious and vigorous plants similar to the semi–wild vegetation that was the main part of the daily food intake of the long lived people of the Cretans Island and many other populations in paleolithic times. Indigenous peoples and small farmers have a privileged access to nature’s seeds treasure chest, 80% of the remaining biodiversity is found on their lands.
Making efficient Seedballs is more difficult than it’s seems… An the companies that make Seedballs keep their recipes secrets. We are documenting the information that is found on the Internet and our own seedball mix made with a very rich Biochar compost and natural additives.
We planted thousands of seedballs in fields, meadows, gardens, under street trees, in pots outdoors and indoor, and one laboratory… The agronomist who did our lab tests was very impressed by the capacity of seedballs to grow in what she call “hostile environment”. In the Sahel region of Africa where poor, sandy soils, low and erratic rainfall, and excessive soil surface temperatures makes farming very difficult, researchers from the University of Hohenheim found that seedballs improve the local cropping systems by reducing seed expenditures, increasing seedling survival, enhancing nutrient and water use, and finally by reducing cropping risk, increasing yield and thus income and resilience for potentially millions of small farmers.