Introduction to Seed Saving
Learn the basics of harvesting, processing, cleaning, and storing a wide spectrum of native plant seeds in this hands-on workshop. Start with a discussion about the timing of collection, plant identification, determining ripeness, harvesting methods, processing techniques, and proper storage to maintain seed viability. Then venture out into the Nasami Farm Sanctuary for some botanizing and seed collection. Return indoors where we try our hands at cleaning and processing various types of seeds. Bring home the seeds that you clean, and learn first hand the tremendous benefits that seed-saving brings to the willing gardener. Bring a bag lunch.
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.Location: Nasami Farm, Whately, MA
Course Code: hor3205
Instructor: Kate Stafford, Propagator and Operations Manager, New England Wild Flower Society
Fee: $54 (Member) / $65 (Nonmember)
Limit: 15 Credit: Elective-all certificates