Have you always wanted to save your own seeds but don’t know where to start? Would you like to start a regionally-based seed system to exchange locally-adapted seeds? There is no better way to do this than to become trained as a seed saver. PRI is offering a 5 part seed saving series to start growing seeds and help start a reliable seed network with others in this class. Interested in the whole series? Sign up for it here!
Not ready to commit to the entire series? Then consider our Seed Saving 101 class, and use it as an inspiration to join us for the whole series next season!
In part one, the seed saving overview, we provide a basic foundation to save your own seeds this season. We will establish the basic steps to plant, grow, harvest, clean, store and exchange seeds. While this class lecture-based, it will establish the necessary vocabulary and background needed to understand the next three parts of this series.
Seed saving is a practice that ensures we have the ability to care for the earth and each other by forming the foundation of our community food systems – diversified seed sources. We will learn to share our diverse, genetic seed inheritance by saving reliable seeds in real-world amounts. Many permaculture principles, including valuing diversity and regeneration, are essential in this class.