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Basic Seed Saving/Advanced Plant Breeding

  • 19 Sep 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Located at The Plant - 220 Lorax Ln #5, Pittsboro NC, 27312

Join Farmer Doug Jones for a primer on seed saving with an optional Advanced portion that delves even deeper.


BASIC SEED SAVING (9 am – 1 pm) includes: hands-on demonstration of simple seed saving techniques, basic botany for success in
seed production, how to improve and adapt varieties to local conditions, and variety recommendations from our trials.  Go home with a few seeds to plant in your own garden.

ADVANCED PLANT BREEDING (1 pm – 3 pm) explores techniques for processing tricky seeds like lettuce, leeks, chard, and radishes – and selecting for specific traits aligned with the goals of your farm or garden.

Lunch is provided by Angelina’s Kitchen in Pittsboro.  This Greek inspired Farm-to-Table restaurant uses meat and vegetables from local farms.  Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are plentiful!

$50------->  Basic Seed Saving

$60------->  Basic Seed Saving AND Advanced Plant Breeding

This workshop is very dear to Abundance NC as seed saving was one of the action items of our 3rd Annual Climate Change Adaptation Conference this year.

http://abundancenc.org/event/seed-saving-and-advanced-plant-breeding/



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