More Free seeds for School Gardens available at West County Community Seed Exchange
Saturday February 28th
St Stephen’s Church 500 Robinson Road, Sebastopol
9:00 – 10:30 – Join the work party in the Seed Garden( optional!)
9:00 – 11:00 – Seed Library OPEN- drop in anytime between these hours to check out the hundreds of varieties of locally grown seeds! You don’t need to bring seeds to take seeds. but do consider growing out a variety and returning seeds to the exchange in the future.
There are some great varieties for school garden programs like dozens of heirloom shelling beans, Oaxacan Green Dent corn and Zapatista Blue corn, chard, beets, kales, and lots of flowers!
11:00-12:00 Free Workshop-Introduction to SEED SAVING
• Seed families
• Easiest seeds to save
• Pollination, population size and isolation
• Wet and dry seed processing methods
• Simple seed storage methods
Taught by: Electra de Peyster- Sonoma County Master Gardener with specialization in seed saving and food gardening.
Electra has been teaching seed saving since 2005 and has volunteered at West County Community Seed Exchange since 2009.
She is the founder of SeedStewards, a project that provides seed saving information and promotes seed conservation and the importance of maintaining genetic biodiversity.