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Seed Saving 101
April 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Want free seeds? Interested in learning how to save your own annual and biennial flower and vegetable seeds to grow again or share with others?
This free class will introduce you to the wonderful world of seed saving. We will discuss some of the easier seeds to save and learn about the differences between saving seeds from heirloom, open pollinated and hybrid plants. Barb will talk about self pollinating vs. cross-pollinating flowers and best practices for selecting, identifying and ensuring that the seeds you harvest and save, produce true plants the following year. You will leave with a better understanding on how to harvest, dry and store some of your favorite seeds.
Barb Webb is a Dakota County Master Gardener and Master Recycler and Composter. Barb is a huge fan and supporter of the goals and mission of organizations like Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Barb attends the annual three day SSE Seed Saving Conference in Decorah Iowa every July, learning all about the method and importance of saving seeds to ensure the survival of heirloom varieties. Barb has a large urban vegetable and perennial garden in Eagan and enjoys experimenting with saving seeds of all kinds. Her goal is to someday start a seed lending library in her community so that all gardeners can share nature’s greatest gift.