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Seedsaving Basics

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Seedsaving Basics

Time: November 3, 2012 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Cedar Cottage Neighborhood House
Street: 4065 Victoria Drive
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Event Neighbourhood and Type: cedar cottage, vancouver
Organized By: Cylia
Latest Activity: Nov 3, 2012

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Cylia Taryse Wong helped create the Cedar Cottage Seedsaving Collective in 2011, is a Gaia College organic master gardener, certified permaculturist, and member of two community gardens and Copley Commons Orchard. She brings her hands-on knowledge and experience with community gardening and seedsaving to this workshop.

WHAT: A brief overview of basic seed saving – info to get started, practical tips and information on vegetable seed saving in the city

COST: by donation. No participant will be turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds to benefit the Cedar Cottage Seedsaving Collective. A limited number of booklets “Five Levels of Seed Saving” will be available for sale at cost ($6 cash).

Pre-registration is requested so please email ccseedsavingcollective@gmail.com . Light refreshments will be served.

This one-hour workshop will briefly cover:
• Seedsaving and seed purity?
• Why harvest your own seeds?
• Which seed should you keep?
• When should you harvest?
• Types of plants and how it affects seedsaving?
• Cleaning, storage and viability?
• Cedar Cottage Seed Saving Collective and other seedsaving opportunities?

Handouts will be provided and some free locally harvested vegetable and flower seed will be available to take home.

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