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Beginning & Advanced Seed Saving (FREE workshops)

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Beginning & Advanced Seed Saving (FREE workshops)

Time: October 2, 2016 from 1pm to 4:30pm
Location: West End Community Centre (Bidwell Room)
Street: 870 Denman Ave.
City/Town: Vancouver
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Phone: Registration info below
Event Neighbourhood and Type: west end, workshop, seed saving, seeds, community resilience
Organized By: WE Neighbourhood Food Network (Ross Moster), Maria Hunter (Dragonfly Seeds), and Leonie Croy (Transition Sunshine Coast & Sunshine Coast Seed Savers Collective)
Latest Activity: Oct 1, 2016

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Event Description

Harvest season's a great time to learn how to save seeds! Join us for one or both of these West End Urban Garden Club workshops. We'll have a Seed Library present - you can get some free seeds for your garden or swap or donate some seeds.

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 the Advanced 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.

FREE. Registration required. Limit 20/session.

To register: WECC 604.257.8333, in person, or online.

Beginning #74655

Advanced #74657

For more info: For a complete list of Fall 2016 WE Neighbourhood Food Network potlucks, workshops, and other activities, including the WE Urban Garden Club, please visit the WENFN website (

WENFN's a member of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (, and is sponsored by Gordon Neighbourhood House.

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