Seed Saving is a beautiful way to promote biodiversity, become closer to your garden, save money, and increase your self-reliance.
In our seed saving workshop, ifarm’s head gardener, Debby Richards, will teach participants how to begin saving seeds from their gardens. This is an essential practice at a time when many of our heirloom varieties are being lost. We will collect seeds from beans, flowers, potatoes and tomatoes, while discussing the many aspects of seed saving, including:
-What types of seeds are collectible
-How to dry and store seeds
-The differences between hybrid and heirloom plants
-The importance of cross-pollination and genetic diversity in a garden
Participants will go home with seeds saved from our biodiverse permaculture garden, including the flowers Nigella (Nigella damascene) and Calendula (Calendula officinalis), as well as tasty and productive Red Yard-Long Beans (Vigna unguiculata). Come enjoy a beautiful fall day and learn a new skill while wandering our gardens!
We need a minimum of five registrants to run this class. If you are interested, sign up online!