San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Do you want to know the best way to grow plants from seed?
Do you have seed growing advice to share?
Do you enjoy free, local seed swapping and seed saving education?
If you answered "Yes" to at least one (1) question above, please join local gardeners and farmers as Sue Michiels presents information on how to best nurture your seeds.
1) Basic plant needs including information regarding USDA and Sunset Western Garden Guide zones
2) Sowing in micro climates indoors, in cloches, in cold frames and in greenhouses
~ BREAK TIME ~
3) Preparation of growing beds, using supports and additional references
4) Question time….open question and answer time where community members can share their experiences and get answers
Updates about the Camarillo Seed Library and Ventura County Seed Savers will be provided. Plus, several FREE raffles prizes will be given away at the end of this event. You must arrive and sign-in at the information booth (outside the Community Room) by 2:00pm to be entered into the FREE raffle.
Sue Michiels is a semi-retired LAUSD Educator and a current Sales Representative for Renee's Garden Seeds and Cornucopia Seeds. Sue will highlight some of the new seed varieties being released thru Renee's Garden/Cornucopia Seeds this year plus she will share her own experiences.
- Born and raised in England. Transplanted to California in 1970.
- Now rooted in Woodland Hills. Grows vegetables, fruit and California native flowers, succulents cacti and roses. Uses a rainwater collection system to augment the automatic drip system. Uses 11 raised beds and a greenhouse to grow non GMO fruit and vegetables. Makes organic marmalade with the fruits from her trees sold under the label "Ma's Marmalade".
- Taught for LAUSD as a regular classroom teacher, special education teacher, bilingual coordinator, arts education advisor, language development specialist and music teacher.
- Semi-retired Elementary school teacher and volunteer demonstrator.
- Pursuing her passion for fresh fruit and vegetables, native flowers, photography and leaving the least carbon footprint possible.
Questions? ~ Contact Laura Maher, Volunteer Seed Library Coordinator, at 805.815.6300 or email: CamarilloSeeds@gmail.com
When & Where
Ventura County Seed Savers
The Camarillo Seed Library is a free community-supported, seed sharing resource inside the Camarillo Public Library.
This new seed lending program is designed to educate, connect and serve our thriving community of urban gardeners, farmers, seed-savers and educators while supporting adaptation and biodiversity.
We are just starting to build our seed collection of open-pollinated seeds, native wildflower seeds and medical herb seeds. Donations are needed and much appreciated. Volunteers welcome!