Save your seeds - from theory to practice

Start your seed saving journey and be part of the green revolution with this online training session with Julie Smith on Wednesday 19 October, 5.30-7pm.

19 Oct 2022 17:3019:00

From seed to plantling. Copyright: Akil Mazumder

From seed to plantling. Copyright: Akil Mazumder

Saving seeds is a great way to select plants that work well in your garden, becoming a well rounded gardener while becoming more self-sufficient in the face of climate change and playing your part in the food sovereignty movement. It’s also lots of fun!

To successfully save seeds and (re)grow your favourite vegetables, you need to understand how plants reproduce, why, and how their biology impacts how you successfully save seeds. We’ll go through all the technical basics you need to start saving seeds, as well as practical steps to start saving seeds this year.

 

T´╗┐rainer bio:

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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