Seed Saving Workshop
Sunday, September 17th Afternoon
Whether you are new to gardening or an old green thumb, seed saving can be a daunting enterprise. In our western world, we are used to different aspects of agriculture put into neat little boxes and it is rare for a farm that grows crops to also grow their own seed (unless that crop is a seed, like grains). But that's exactly what gardeners are looking for and it's also how the non-western agricultural world works. Yet, you don't need to be a subsistence farmer to want to save your own seed. Maybe you want to birth a new type of tomato, acclimate your favorite frost-sensitive annual to your little to harsh climate, save money, or deepen your relationship with the plant world ?
- differences between preserving genetic lines and land race techniques
- regulations & laws restricting seed saving
- annual vs biennial vs perennial systems
- how to know when to harvest
- storing your seeds
- testing germination rates
- record keeping
- and resources for furthering your seed saving journey!
You'll receive a separate email about one week before the event with details. If you have any questions before then, please ask!