In this class, ifarm’s head gardener Emily Round will demonstrate how to save seeds to cultivate your own vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
The class will begin with a walk through our permaculture gardens, where we have over 200 varieties of plants. We will collect seeds from several plants, including Bee Balm, Husk Cherries, Echinacea, Egyptian Walking Onion, Calendula, Anise Hyssop, Lemon Balm, Tomatoes, and many others.
During the walk, Emily will explain how to care for your seeds, how to plant in the Spring, and the differences between open-pollinated and hybridized seeds.
Saving seeds has three benefits:
1. It makes you independent- you provide your own seeds each year.
2. It lowers or eliminates the cost of plant investments each year.
3. It adapts plant stock to thrive in your local ecosystem with little labor.
Each person will go home with a collection of the seeds saved from ifarm’s gardens.
This event will be held rain or shine!