with Fred Groom
In this workshop you will learn the basic skills and facts required to save your own high quality vegetable, herb and flower seed. Since the birth of agriculture 10,000 years ago, knowledge of how to save seed for the next year’s planting has been crucial, as without this skill, crop varieties would quickly loose their vitality. Only in the last 100 years has this skill been lost from the repertoire of farmers and gardeners as seed production has been gradually outsourced to multi-national chemical corporations. These corporations prioritise the needs of industrial farming systems over small-scale producers resulting in many great varieties becoming extinct.
Become empowered to take back control of your own seeds and varieties in this workshop!
Learn about basic plant reproductive biology from different crop families and their implications for saving seed
Gain practical experience in processing seed
Learn why we should save seed
Understand which crops are easy to save seed from and which are more challenging