The time to start thinking about saving seeds in the fall is in the spring! In this presentation designed for the backyard gardener, you will learn about the fundamentals of preparing and planting in order to collect seeds to save for the following years. Seed saving is not only fun, but it is one of the keys to sustainable gardening practices.
Among other things, you will learn:
-The difference between hybrid, heirloom, and open pollinated seeds -Plant population size for collecting seed -Isolation practices -Role of pollinator habitat in your garden -How to make your garden and yard a pollinator sanctuary -Participating in seed exchanges and other opportunities for continued learning
About the instructor:
Forest Gray is a backyard gardener who resides in Fargo. She is passionate about heirloom and indigenous plants and uses sustainable, veganic gardening practices. She has been trained through the Seed Savers Exchange (Iowa) Seed Saving School and is North Dakota's only listed member of the Seed Savers Exchange's international seed saving network.
Moorhead's new Indian and Nepali restaurant, Everest Tikka House, is eager to host us for a vegan buffet, including an appetizer, a couple of choices for a main dish, vegan naan, and a vegan dessert, and a beverage. The cost would be between $12-$15 dollars. It would be very similar to how we did Hebesha, where people prepay only, no exceptions.