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Seed Saving For Beginners: Theory and Practice
Sat 15 October 2016, 12:30 – 15:00 BST
This session is for everyone interested in learning how to save seeds from plants grown in their own garden. This is a great way to become more self-sufficient in the garden, and better understand plant reproduction. Our trainer Charlotte Dove, from the Freedom Seed Bank, will go through the theory of seed saving (why it's important to save seeds, what is cross pollination, what are F1 cultivar, etc.), as well as practical, hands-on advice on how to save seeds from your garden, and what you need to do to successfully save you best crops' seeds.
Training will take place at Glengall Wharf Garden, a thriving community garden in Burgess Park, Peckham, promoting food growing, organic horticulture and permaculture.
Charlotte Dove is a community gardener and seed saver. In 2015, she travelled to 9 states across America and Canada to discover the role that community projects play in helping to preserve seed diversity. She returned home with a wealth of ideas about how to start seed saving and convinced that the individual act of seed saving is tied to a bigger mission of creating a more resilient food system.
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