Alfred Reed Bishop and Doris William Butler

The picture above is the very tap root of Bishop's Homegrown/Face Of The Earth Seed. My grandparents shortly after moving to Pekin Indiana from Greensburg KY in 1947 where they purchased the farm that is now Bishop's Homegrown. This picture was taken in Pekin in front of the old co-op next to the old railroad depot, neither of which exist today.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

The Strain Hunters.....

Recently on Homegrown Goodness two unique and yet related concepts came up; the definition of Landrace varieties and the illegality and need for at least decriminalization of Marihuana on an international scale.

In that honor, regardless of your stance on Marihuana, here is the link to the first part of one documentary (there are two; Africa and India) following the breeders of Green House seed company tracking down locally adapted landrace varities of Ganja.
It is a beautiful documentary tracking their progress as they speak with local farmers, sample the local product, and expose the dangers of looking for unique landraces. Theres a lot of crossover between what they do and what the common vegetable and fruit breeder does and something to learn from what they do whether you agree with what they do or not (I personaly do).

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