Seed Saving

Learn how and why it is so important to save your own seeds.

8 Sep 2021 17:3019:00

Photo credit: Julie Smith

Photo credit: Julie Smith

In this session you’ll learn how plants create seeds, and how to use nature’s abilities to save your own seeds. We’ll go through the easier plants as well as the more complex ones, and you’ll come out of the session with a clear idea of plan reproduction, and knowledge on how to start saving seeds.

About your trainer:

Julie Smith is a food grower, soil life enthusiast and seed saver based in Devon. Before moving down to the South West she lived in London where she managed the Regent’s Park Allotment Garden for Capital Growth, and created a number of inner city gardens with the charity Global Generation.

Julie now manages a community garden in central Exeter, and is planning on starting a living community seed bank there. She shares her tips on her website Sow & Grow, and regularly delivers training on gardening, food growing, and seed saving.


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