Ecology Center Event

Seed Saving For Everyone

Saturday | October 09, 2021 | 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

Online Event

In this workshop you will learn the age- old tradition of seed-saving and join the movement to protect biodiversity and preserve heirloom varieties of seeds.

From the botany and different types of seeds, to using nature’s abilities to save your own seeds, you will learn the steps necessary to plan your garden for seed saving.

 

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At the end of this class you will have a clear idea of plant reproduction how to choose, clean and store worthwhile seeds to ensure the highest rate of germination and propagation from your seeds.

With gardeners like you, we can get these seeds where they belong—in gardens and on tables everywhere, for generations to come.

Topics:

  • Why do we save seed?
  • Hybrid vs Heirlooms
  • Saving different types of seeds
  • How to prevent hybridization
  • Seed storage
  • Starting seeds including using worm castings
  • The how to’s of Seed Tape
  • Soil Maintenance
  • Creating a seed saving schedule
  • BASIL – Bay Area Seed Saving Interchange Library at the Ecology Center

Lori Caldwell, a frequent Ecology Center Classroom instructor, is Owner/Operator of CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education. She is an avid gardener and her mission is “To connect people to the soil and all that it provides”. A Master Composter and Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape professional, she has been teaching sustainable gardening classes all over the Bay Area since 2007.

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Cost: $10 – $15
Event Phone: 9254219574
Event Email: cynthia@ecologycenter.org

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