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Complete Seed Saving

In the days before seed catalogs, collecting and saving seeds for the next year’s garden was essential. Today, seed saving plays a critical role in preserving rare, heirloom varieties and the garden heritage they represent. Join Seed Savers Exchange to discuss the complete process of seed saving - from garden planning to seed processing - and learn how to participate in this backyard preservation. We will explore plant pollination, plan our home gardens, investigate differences between open-pollinated and hybrid seed, practice threshing, winnowing, and fermenting seeds, and build our own seed screens for processing and drying.

Seed swap to follow.


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Course Details

Length in days:
1 1/2

Day 1: 5pm-8pm Day 2: 9am-5pm

$110.00 per student (Regular rate)
$95.00 per student (Early-bird rate)

Varies ($20-$40)

Beginner to Advanced

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All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

Grant Olson Grant Olson

Grant is a designer who developed an interest in craft while growing up in the fields and forests of southwest Wisconsin. He loves plants, willow baskets, design, and handicraft. Grant lives on the North Shore with his wife, Anna Marie, and their rascally dog, Tuco.

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Complete Seed Saving

Complete Seed Saving