Meet a modern day “Johnny Appleseed”. Scott Wright, is passionate about sunflowers – and he wants to give you seed. “Scotty Sunflower Seed” as he is known has been drawn to working with these plants as a spiritual journey. I met Scott at a primitive skills gathering where he was using this gigantic sunflower stalk for a walking stick, and offering bags of seed to anyone who would promise to grow them. So I got a few minutes with him on film talking about how to grow them, how much water they need, fertility requirements, etc. And I’ve been inspired to grow some myself.
Actually, I’ve always wanted to grow more sunflowers as this is a very important form of calories that are heat and drought resistant. If you recall, the seeds are a viable source for home-scale oil pressing.
Scotty’s FB page is at https://www.facebook.com/Life.Illuminated his photos are just stunning! And I mean really stunning.
Marjory Wildcraft is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network, which is an online community that recognizes the wisdom of “homegrown food on every table.” Marjory has been featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic, she is a speaker at Mother Earth News fairs, and is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her “Grow Your Own Groceries” video series, which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.