Save and Start Vegetable Seeds


Permaculture educator Lisa DePiano will teach participants proper seed-saving practices and provide hands-on opportunities for participants to extract seeds from produce, prepare the seeds for saving and demonstrate correct seed storage for future use. Seed saving allows the home gardener to avoid reliance on mass-marketed hybrid seeds, allowing a greater variety of local plants to flourish. Once common practice, seed saving is being relearned by gardeners and farmers, who are becoming more aware of the detrimental effects of hybrid seeds. Lisa will also guide participants in starting seeds for their spring gardens. This workshop is part of the Springfield Seed Library, a collaborative project of the Springfield Library, Baystate Medical Outreach Library, Artists in Context and artist/UMass Professor Joseph Krupczynski. No RSVP is required.

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  • Brent H.

    Plan on going from Hadley area, if anyone wants to carpool let me know [masked]).. Can fit one other in my truck, or willing to chip in for gas if anyone wants a +1

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Next time.

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Planned to come but will have to decline this time, hope to see you all at next event!

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone driving that could pick me up from Hampshire College or Northampton? I don't have a car.

    February 20, 2013

  • Doris Weiner M.

    Please note that the workshop is at Sixteen Acres Branch, 1187 Parker St at 11 a.m. Lisa, please correct. I am the librarian hosting the event. Looking forward to it!

    February 17, 2013

    • Lisa D.

      got it!

      February 18, 2013

    • Doris Weiner M.

      can you change it up above - will all listed here get an alert of the correction?

      February 18, 2013

  • Tracy

    says PM, but I would think this is in the morning?

    February 3, 2013

    • Lisa D.

      Yes-- am hope to see you there

      February 8, 2013

  • Diane

    I cannot attend this one as I don't have any seeds to share as I don't even know how and what to save. Sorry, I'm new at this

    February 4, 2013

    • Lisa D.

      Diane you don't need to bring seeds we will provide them

      February 8, 2013

  • Lisa D.

    This is 11 am and will go about an hour and a half-- we will be learning how to save heirloom tomato seeds and heirloom beans.

    January 29, 2013

    • roy

      saving cranberries for seeds. wonderful local crop, lets spread the harvest. plants vs seeds for cranberries?

      January 29, 2013

  • roy

    PM or AM?? duration?

    January 28, 2013

  • Pam R.

    Is anyone going from the Northampton area? I don't drive and would be looking for a ride. I can help with gas.

    January 28, 2013

    • taylor

      hey Pam, I can give you a ride! and if any others need one around that area/Holyoke contact me at[masked]

      January 28, 2013

    • Pam R.

      Thank you! I'll give ya call closer to the date, to arrange meeting.

      January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this looks great. I can't wait!

    January 28, 2013

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