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Seed Saving Workshop in Half Moon Bay

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Date:
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
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Location Details:
Tunitas Creek Ranch near Half Moon Bay

Seed Savers Unite!

Do you know where your seeds come from? Probably Monsanto or Cargill even if they’re organic. And the number of varieties is shrinking due to unprofitability and corporate buy-up of small seed companies. This interactive and engaging on-farm tour and workshop seeks to reverse this trend. We will learn seed saving skills and plant breeding techniques for small farmers and gardeners. Our farms and gardens are generally disconnected from seed production and do not allow plants to realize their full potential. But it’s actually quite easy to create your own unique vegetable and flower varieties. We will discuss basic genetics, open-pollinated vs. hybrid vs. heirloom, inbreeding vs. outbreeding, roguing, germplasm, phenotype and genotype, local seed coops, and more. Bring your ideas, questions, suggestions, experience, your saved seeds and a potluck dish to share for lunch, and we’ll free ourselves and the plants from corporate-imposed scarcity.

Join us Saturday, March 6 from 10AM-1PM at Tunitas Creek Ranch near Half Moon Bay.
Cost: $25
Reply to: event-zwqed-1607721705 [at] craigslist.org
Added to the calendar on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 10:22AM
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