Why is seed saving important and how can you get started saving your own seeds?
When Bill Mollison moved from Tasmania around 1984 to nearby Tyalgum on the NSW/Queensland border, he frequently visited the Fanton family and gardens, recounting into the night permaculturesque tales from his most recent travels. The three Fanton children had the huge privilege of his fascinating company and stories.
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But don't limit yourself to just seeds! I have been organizing events like these for close to 20 years and folks have brought surplus plants, trees, garden supplies, food preserves and homebrews. A seed swap attracts more than just the local permaculture crowd.
Want to save your own seeds this season but don't know where to start? This is the guide for you.
If you are a seed saver, Seed Keeper, part of a seed organization, seed swap or exchange, then the Community Seed Network is for you! Connect Now We whole heartedly believe that the non-commercial saving and sharing of open-pollinated seed makes the world a better place for everyone.
Separating seeds from their pods can be time-consuming. Here is a list of simple, low-tech devices for separating seeds from debris and chaff.
Gosia Rokicka: You are a Seed Keeper - that's a pretty cool job title. Can you tell us more about what you do? Rowen White: I come from a place called Akwesasne, which is an indigenous Mohawk community near the Canadian border.
As more farmers and gardeners take an interest in permaculture, seed savers’ networks are becoming a vital way to preserve heirloom varieties and protect our planet’s biodiversity. Although not as visible as the farmers’ markets that line our neighborhood sidewalks on Sundays, they’re an integral part of the farm-to-table movement. Seed savers and seed libraries… Read More
Winona is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the Wh...
Seed saving is NOT hard, and if you haven't done it yet, NOW is the time to start! I get asked all the time to share what I know about saving seeds, so here ...
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Can you save the seeds from the vegetables you purchased from the grocery store and use them to grow your summer vegetable crop?
For anyone who has wondered if it's worthwhile to plant the cloves of store-bought garlic that are starting to sprout, the answer is a yes, but a qualified yes.
Follow these seed saving techniques to save seeds. Learn how to collect, label and store seeds, perform germination testing and understand seed longevity.
Q: I’ve got spring fever and I’m starting to think about what to plant in my garden this year. I’m thinking this year I want to grow some red peppers and tomatoes for sure.Is there any reason I can’t just save some seeds from produce purchased at my local grocery store to plant? Or will I have better luck purchasing seeds or seedlings instead?Sent by RebeccaEditor: Rebecca, you could certainly try, especially if you have produce from a local farmers market.
In this video and article we're going to explore some simple tips for sowing with success under cover. Let's start the new growing season as we mean...
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