Seed Saving 101 - 2/20

Have you always wanted to save your own seeds but don't know where to start? Would you like to start a regionally-based seed system to exchange locally-adapted seeds? There is no better way to do this than to become trained as a seed saver. PRI is offering a 6 part seed saving series to start growing seeds and help start a reliable seed network with others in this class. Interested in the whole series? Sign up for it here!

Not ready to commit to the entire series? Then consider our Seed Saving 101 class, and use it as an inspiration to join us for the whole series next season!

In part one, the seed saving overview, we provide a basic foundation to save your own seeds this season. We will establish the basic steps to plant, grow, harvest, clean, store and exchange seeds. While this class lecture-based, it will establish the necessary vocabulary and background needed to understand the next three parts of this series.

Seed saving is a practice that ensures we have the ability to care for the earth and each other by forming the foundation of our community food systems - diversified seed sources. We will learn to share our diverse, genetic seed inheritance by saving reliable seeds in real-world amounts. Many permaculture principles, including valuing diversity and regeneration, are essential in this class.

Course Details

  • Workshop Title:
    Seed Saving 101
  • Date:
    Thursday, 20 February 2014
  • Teacher:
    Koby Jeschkeit-Hagen and Kim Knutson
  • Location:
    Spark-Y Youth Action Labs, 4432 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
  • Level:
    Beginner
  • Teacher Bio:

    Koby Jeschkeit-Hagen

    Koby Jeschkeit-Hagen is an urban farm manager and seed saving teacher. For several years she has worked at educational, research, biointensive, urban youth, and seed-saving farms across the country, including Emandal Farm, JD Rivers Children’s Garden, Seed Savers Exchange, Seeds of Change, and Ecology Action. With a masters in Community and Regional Planning (Environment and Natural Resources emphasis), a PDC from the Permaculture Drylands Institute, and a permaculture teacher certificate, she draws on many approaches to share diverse farming and community-building methods.

    Kim Knutson

    Kim Knutson has worked for 30 years in organic (bio-intensive) farming and gardening, ornamental horticulture, and landscape design. She began this journey working at the UC Santa Cruz Agro –Ecology program (formally the Farm and Garden Project) in the 1970s. Having saved seeds for many years, she now knows that seed saving knowledge and experience has to be rekindled and relearned in collaboration. Kim completed a 40 hr Seed School at Native Seed/Search, last summer, and her PDC at Project Bonafide in Nicaragua in 2008.

  • Date of Class:
    Thursday, Feb 20th, 6-8 pm
  • Outdoor Elements:
    No
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