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Advanced Seed Saving for Farmers and Gardeners
Date Tuesday October 04
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorBeck Cowles
Learn to grow seed and steward heirlooms at this class for West Coast gardeners and farmers. Although some background in seed saving is recommended, this is a great chance to learn about seed and connect with other seed savers in your region even for beginners.

This workshop will cover basic and advanced seed concepts including timing of planting, ideal population sizes, preventing cross-pollination, selecting for improved varieties, seed maturation, seed harvest, and seed cleaning. The workshop will also cover hand-pollination and other specific techniques for saving seed from more difficult crops.

About the teacher: Jared Zystro is the California Research and Education Specialist for Organic Seed Alliance
(http://seedalliance.org). He has worked in the organic seed industry for over 7 years and has an M.S. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics. Organic Seed Alliance supports the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed through collaborative education, advisory services, and research programs with organic farmers and other seed professionals.

Specify when registering if ASL interpretation is requested, (at least 10 working days in advance).

Cost: Free.
Info: 510-548-2220 x233, register [at] ecologycenter.org
Wheelchair accessible.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Sep 22nd, 2011 1:26 PM

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