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Introduction to Seed Saving

Learn the basics of harvesting, processing, cleaning, and storing a variety of native plant seeds in this hands-on workshop. We’ll start with a discussion about the timing of collection, including plant identification, determining ripeness, harvesting methods, processing techniques, and proper storage to maintain seed viability. Then we’ll venture out into Nasami Farm Sanctuary for some botanizing and seed collection. Returning indoors, we’ll 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. NOTE:


This workshop complements BOT1067, What Makes a Seed Tick with Elizabeth Farnsworth on August 21. Sign up for both and get a discount ($72 [Members] / $90 [Nonmembers] for both classes together)!

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

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: 16   Credit: Elective--all certificates; NOFA 4 credits
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