Nathan Corymb – Vegetable Seed-Saving as a Business Enterprise
Nathan Corymb’s seed-saving passion led them through Seed Savers Exchange, Sativa Biodynamic Seed (Switzerland), Bingenheim Biodynamic Seed (Germany) and Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seed – which they founded in New York state. During this session, he discusses what plant-family characteristics should be considered; why population size and isolation are necessary to maintain true-to-type open-pollinated varieties; and how seed-growing can complement CSA, market or processing enterprises.
Nathan Corymb owns Meadowlark Hearth Biodynamic Seed Initiative (www.meadowlarkhearth.org) with his wife Beth near Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The land is certified organic and Demeter Certified Biodynamic. The Corymbs raise vegetable seed, and operate a year-round vegetable CSA, and a micro grass-fed and grass-finished dairy on 500 acres.