march, 2020

21mar9:30 am12:00 pmFrom Seed to Seed: Saving Seed from Heritage Varieties

Event Details

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Want to learn about seed-to-seed growing? Join us for an experiential class led by farmers from Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, IA. We will cover growing your own transplants, how to know when seed crops are ready for harvest, basic seed processing techniques, and guidelines for safe seed storage.

Instructors: Sarah Cousins and Rochelle Wiedenhoeft, Seed Savers Exchange
Sarah Cousins is the Greenhouse Manager and leads the insect pollination program at Seed Savers Exchange. Sarah has a Certificate of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems from the University of California, Santa Cruz and has a background in market farming with a focus on community food sovereignty.

Rochelle Wiedenhoeft manages Collection seed regenerations at Seed Savers Exchange. Rochelle studied Biology and Ethnobotany at University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, and has a background in sustainable agriculture. She loves working with and learning from seeds, especially when seed processing and cleaning.

About Seed Savers Exchange
Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve heirloom and open-pollinated seed and plant varieties through regeneration, distribution, and a seed exchange. Since 1975, Seed Savers Exchange has led a grassroots movement by building a network of people committed to collecting, conserving, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants, and educating people about the value of genetic and cultural diversity. Seed Savers Exchange preserves over 20,000 varieties of seed in a seed bank near Decorah, IA.

Time

(Saturday) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm