Seed saving is a simple yet powerful act in creating a healthy local food system. Growing and saving locally adapted seeds builds resilience in our local agricultural community, and also helps each species become more adapted to the local climate and conditions. Each plant has evolved to produce a unique set of seed pods and seeds, which serve the purpose of carrying the next generation of plants out into the ecosystem. Because of this diversity, seed saving also requires us to be flexible and adaptable, and to learn how to harvest seeds from each unique species of plant. On October 3, you can come and learn more about the science and art of seed saving, with Farmfolk Cityfolk, who will be travelling through the Cowichan region with their Mobile Seed Cleaner. This mobile seed cleaning trailer was created to support farmers by making it easier for them to clean and process their own seeds, thus boosting local food resilience. The Covid 19 crisis has shown us all how essential seed farms are, as we have faced seed shortages throughout the pandemic. At this workshop you will learn how to clean and process seeds, whether you are a farmer or backyard gardener, and you will be able to ask any questions that you have about seed saving. You can also tour the Garden Education Centre, where we grow a large variety of locally adapted organic seeds, and access the community seed library. This is great introduction to seed saving, and also a good place to meet like-minded community members, and discuss local food sovereignty. The workshop is by donation, and every community member is welcome!
We are also hosting a Rewilding with Permaculture Workshop in the morning on October 3, so you are welcome to come and join us for a full Sunday Fun-day at the Garden Education Centre!
Seed Saving Workshop details:
Sunday, October 3rd, 2PM – 3:30PM
Garden Education Centre
2431 Beverly St.
By Donation. Everyone welcome.
To register for the workshop, please email email@example.com