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*FREE Village Vancouver Beginning & Advanced Seed Saving Workshops this weekend in Kits, Kerrisdale & Mt. Pleasant; Seed Library/Seed Savers Club Launch in Strathcona

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*FREE Village Vancouver Beginning & Advanced Seed Saving Workshops this weekend in Kits, Kerrisdale & Mt. Pleasant; Seed Library/Seed Savers Club Launch in Strathcona

Time: September 23, 2016 at 6:30pm to September 25, 2016 at 4:30pm
Location: Strathcona & Kerrisdale Community Centres, Kits & Mt. Pleasant VPLibraries
City/Town: Vancouver
Phone: Registration info below
Event Neighbourhood and Type: mt. pleasant, kits, strathcona, kerrisdale, workshop, seed saving, seeds, eldergreens, community resilience
Organized By: Village Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (Ross Moster), Kerrisdale Village (Kathy McKay), Maria Hunter (Dragonfly Seeds), Leonie Croy, Keiko Honda (Kerrisdale CC CEC), Kits VPL, Mt. Pleasant VPL, Strathcona CC Food Security Program (Lauren Brown)
Latest Activity: Sep 25, 2016

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Event Description

Harvest season's a great time to learn how to save seeds! Join us at one or more workshops.

FREE. Registration required. Limit 20/session.

Beginning Seed Saving: Based on The 5 Levels of Seed Saving, we'll focus on annual and biennial food plants. Instructors Leonie Croy and Maria Hunter (Dragonfly Seeds) will identify self-pollinators and cross-pollinators, and talk about the best seeds to start saving, including the easiest seeds to save in small gardens and why, and how to harvest, dry and store seed, and we'll clean some seed. Participants are welcome to register/stay for an Adv. workshop.

Advanced Seed Saving: This workshop's for anyone who understands the basics of seed saving. Maria and Leonie will discuss topics which relate to saving more challenging food plants, like cross pollinators (squash) and biennials like brassicas, esp. as they relate to seed saving challenges in city gardens. Bring your Q's - we'll address your seed saving issues.

Seed Library/Seed Savers Club Launch: Join the Strathcona CC Food Security Program and VV for the launch of our Library and Seed Club. Pick up free seeds for your garden, or swap/donate seeds. Meet fellow gardeners/seed savers and learn how the library works and re: gardening ops locally. All ages welcome (minors must be accompanied by a caregiver)! With Ross Moster.

To register:
Kits Library Sat, Sept 24: Beginning 1-2:30, Advanced 3-4:30 pm. Attend one/both. Reg: seedsavers@villagevancouver.ca

Mt. Pleasant Library Sun, Sept 25 Beginning 10-11:30 am. Reg: seedsavers@villagevancouver.ca CANCELLED. Next Mt. Pleasant seed workshop Monday, Oct 3 7-9 pm MP Neighbourhood House.

Kerrisdale Community Centre Sun, Sept 25 Beginning 1-2:30, Advanced 3-4:30 pm. Attend one/both. Reg: 604.257.8100, in person, or online:
Beginning #77343 (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/beginning-seed-saving-new/72351)
Advanced #77345 (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/advanced-seed-saving-new/72353)

Strathcona Community Centre: Fri, Sept 23 Launch 6:30-8:30 pm. Reg: 604.713.1838, in person or online:
Launch #80977 (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/seed-library-and-seed-savers-club-launch/75985)

Kerrisdale workshops are supported by a Green NSGrant from the Vancouver Foundation/City of Vancouver, administered by Kits House.

VV's a member of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (http://vancouverfoodnetworks.com/).

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