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A Seed Saved is a Seed Earned

06 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments
A Seed Saved is a Seed Earned

Well, why not? Now that we lack the penny, we’ll have to save something else, right? And if you grow your own food, saved seed can be worth a good deal more than a pile of pennies.

There are lots of other good reasons to save seed, of course, including preserving genetic diversity, ensuring that heritage varieties survive, and developing seed strains that are adapted to your local conditions.

If seed saving appeals to you, you can learn about it from an expert at Seedy Saturday. Mary Alice Johnson, of Full Circle Seeds, has been farming and seed saving for over 20 years in Sooke. She’ll be covering  which crops are the easiest (and hardest) to grow for seed, when to plant for seed-saving, how to select the best seeds, the equipment you’ll need, and more.

“Systems and Cycles in Seed Saving”, February 16, 2 pm at the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, is included in your admission to Victoria’s Seedy Saturday on a first-come-first-get-the-seats basis. Seedy Saturday runs from 10 to 4, admission $7, free for the under-12s.

Photo courtesy Abdullah Al-Mamun via Wikimedia Commons

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