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SIPN Seed Exchange, Talk on Seed Saving, Seed Potato Order and Potluck

Join us for our annual seed exchange. Bring your seeds to share.

Chris Homanics from Skipley Farm will be giving a talk on saving seeds.  His talk will include:

• An overview of seeds including heirloom, hybrid, open-pollinated, landrace, grex, adaptivar, etc.  

• GMO and CMS hybrids.

• Methods of propagation - cuttings, divisions, bed layering, scion and seeds

• Growing crops for seed saving - easy ones and hard ones. 

• There will be time for questions and answers too!

We will also be organizing our annual collaborative seed potato order. …And we can chat about other options for collaborative seed orders.

Don't forget to bring a potluck dish labeled with ingredients for our more sensitive types.

Also joining us will be Shambala Farm's guest Wayne Chu, with the Blue Sea Academy. The mission of the Blue Sea Academy is to foster dynamic, entrepreneurial, supportive SMART industries in the Economic Development Zones in China, the USA and the Global Business Incubation Community. Their Goal is to enhance "GloCal" (Think Globally, Act Locally) business growth.  They are working cooperatively with Shambala on their developments and are eager to meet our Permaculture associates!

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  • Christina R.

    Does anyone know where I can obtain one of the "everbearing" types of potatoes I learned about - Gurney's Everbearing and Irish Treasure were two varieties mentioned. I can't seem to find them in any catalog or the internet, Also can someone explain to me what 'nuclear' potatoes are? (!). That was a catalog description I am unfamiliar with. Thanks for any info!!

    January 22, 2014

  • gil s.

    It occurs to me that the guy giving the talk needs a bigger audience, and a season-long class

    January 15, 2014

    • marilene

      Yes, as well as a donation pot passed around so that it helps to cover his fuel and time. I think it should be a regular practice to pass the hat for speakers.

      January 18, 2014

    • Nancy C.

      I know we intended to do that this SIPN for Chris, and we have to remember gas money + recruiting indeed.

      January 18, 2014

  • Nancy C.

    That 'occured to me as well, it would be awesome to cover a fraction of what he covered, in elongated, interactive segments. Why dont you schedule a 6 part series bi-weekly at Skipley (just dawned on me we have Shambala, Songcroft, Songia and Skipley farms....sustainable Ssssss farms!) - or maybe at a central Everett location, some restaurants have free meeting rooms?

    January 17, 2014

  • marilene

    Chris really knows his stuff!

    January 14, 2014

  • Christina R.

    Speaker was incredibly knowledgeable!! Tons of great info - thanks!!

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • marilene

    Would you mind letting the folks in the Fruit SOciety and other groups know about it incase they aren't planning on going to listen to Dr. Erica? Thanks!

    January 8, 2014

  • Sally C.

    Sorry to miss this but it's a bit far for me to travel especially at night. I'd love to order some seed potato or I can buy some from Nancy. Enjoy!

    January 6, 2014

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