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Seed Saving Workshop

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join island seed expert, Jen Williams, at Matsuda Farm for a free workshop.

“We will be looking at our seed crops growing in the field and talking about what we see in terms of the genetic variations, the traits we like and want to keep versus the plants we might want to “rogue” or not save seeds from.  We are growing lettuce, spinach, cilantro, dry beans, and sunflowers for seed on the farm.

We are also experimenting with, or “trialing”, different varieties of tomatoes, flour corn, and golden beets, cabbage and purple sprouting broccoli in collaboration with the Organic Seed Alliance.  Learn how to set up experiments in your garden to begin to learn what varieties grow best for you!

We will also demonstrate “wet seeded” seed saving-from plants that grow their seeds inside a fruit like tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and melons.  We will all get to try saving tomato seed and then take home the seeds! ”

 

Recommended resources:

First- The Organic Seed Alliance https://seedalliance.org/ is a wonderful resource

The Community Seed Network https://www.communityseednetwork.org/ has tons of information and links as well.

Also, this podcast and anything written or produced by the amazing thinker, seed advocate Vandana Shiva

http://forthewild.world/listen/vandana-shiva-on-the-emancipation-of-seed-water-and-women-118

Details

Date:
August 4
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Organizer

Jen Williams
Email:
jwfarm01@gmail.com

Venue

Matsuda Farm
19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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