Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, $31
In the last twenty years, we have witnessed a devastating loss of genetic diversity in food crops and the disappearance of many plant varieties specifically adapted to local growing regions. Yet we can all play a part in stopping and reversing this discouraging trend by learning how to save seeds! This class will discuss common crops, their plant families and reproduction cycles, out-crossing and self-crossing crops, testing seed viability and storing seeds for maximum lifespan and vigor. We will also introduce basic methods for planning and planting for seed saving as well as techniques for gathering and processing seeds from common garden plants.
Class taught by Rachel Britten, Coordinator of the Mini-Farm.