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Seed-Saving Workshop with Turtle Tree Seed

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Turtle Tree Seed

10 White Birch Road

Copake, NY 12516

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Have you wanted to save your own seeds, but weren't sure how to start? Our half-day workshop (choose either the morning or afternoon session at checkout) will include both classroom learning, followed by hands-on doing, putting the principles to work with your expert teachers there to help:

  • An introduction and inspiration by Margaret Roach of AWayToGarden.com
  • A short intro to small-scale seed growing and how to select the best plants for seed by Lia Babitch of Turtle Tree
  • Seed harvesting and cleaning tips by Turtle Tree's Lisa Millette
  • Storing your seeds sensibly for the best shelf-life and vitality, including how to test seeds for viability by Ian Robb of Turtle Tree

Get plenty of hands-on experience cleaning and preparing different kinds of seeds, including wet- and dry-seeded crops (If this doesn't mean anything to you yet, don't worry, we'll introduce this and other seed-saving essentials to you in the workshop!), harvesting seeds in the gardens and fields, and refreshments, of course.

Each participant will go home with samples of the seeds we work on during the class to start off your own seed collection.

All proceeds from this workshop go to support the important work of Turtle Tree Seed.

About Turtle Tree Seed

Turtle Tree is a small non-profit seed company that sells 100% open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. They are all grown using biodynamic and organic practices both in our seed garden and by other farmers and gardeners who use biodynamic methods. All our seed is non-gmo, non-hybrid, never treated, and grown without the use of chemical inputs. We are part of a Camphill Village in Copake, NY, a life-sharing community which includes people with developmental disabilities. People of all abilities help with growing, cleaning and packing our seeds. Another aspect of our mission is encouraging and educating people who want to grow and save open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and flower seeds.

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