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*Kits Village/Main St. Village/Dunbar Village FREE Seed Saving Workshops

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*Kits Village/Main St. Village/Dunbar Village FREE Seed Saving Workshops

Time: February 24, 2013 from 9am to 12:30pm
Location: Kits, near beach. Address to be sent to RSVPers a couple days before.
Phone: RSVP here or to Ross at ross@villagevancouver.ca for address (to be sent out a couple days before)
Event Neighbourhood and Type: kits, seed saving, workshops
Organized By: Ross Moster, Kits Village Seed Savers/Library, Main Street Village Seed Library
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2013

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Event Description

Currently room for a few more participants.
Beginners (9-10:30 am): basics of seedsaving w/focus on annual and biennial food plants. We'll identify self-pollinators and cross-pollinators, and talk about the best seeds to start saving. We'll discuss the easiest seeds to save in small gardens and why, and how to harvest, dry and store seed. We'll clean some seed. Based on the booklet, The 5 Levels of Seed Saving.
Advanced (11-12:30 am): For those who understand basics of seedsaving. We'll discuss topics that relate to saving more challenging food plants, such as cross pollinators (squash) and biennials such as brassicas, esp. as related to city gardens. Bring Q's for an open space format; we'll address your seedsaving issues.
5 Levels of Seed Saving booklets will be available for purchase for $6.
Workshops taught by Maria Hunter from Dragonfly Seeds, assisted by Leoni Croy.
Each workshop limited to 20 participants. Open to everyone - attend one or both.
RSVP here or to ross@villagevancouver.ca to attend both workshops. RSVP here (or to Ross) to attend only the beginning workshop. RSVP here (or to Ross) to attend only the advanced workshop.
The workshops are supported by Vancouver Foundation Neighbourhood Small Grants, administered by local Neighbourhood Houses.

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