Wednesday, July 1
4-5:30 PM PACIFIC
Workshop is free but a donation to the Free Lawrence to Feed Folks fundraiser is requested. Let's help Lawrence meet his goal to get legal representation, so he can get out of prison and grow food in community!
Food is a basic need and healthy local food should be a fundamental right. At the heart of the food system is the seed. Our current food system is so broken in most all ways. We will talk about the effects of racism and colonization on our food system and how those oppressive systems relate to growing a garden and saving your seeds.
Save your own seeds, distribute them to your community and beyond, and be part of the movement for Food and Seed sovereignty across the Earth. Saving seed and growing food are fundamental to the new, abundant, regenerative world we want to live in.
In a conversation with gardener extraordinaire Martha Enson and farmer Jen Williams, we will cover the very basics of seed saving; starting with the Top Five easiest seeds to save from your garden this year: Lettuce, Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, Herbs (like cilantro and arugua) and Flowers.
We will discuss open pollinated vs. hybrid varieties, the basic botany of pollination and fertilization, and a bit about seed harvesting and storage. There will be time for Q&A at the end.
Many resources and links will be shared, where you can learn more about seed saving, plant breeding, and social justice in our food system.
- July 01, 2020 at 4:00pm – 5:30pm
- Zoom Video Conferencing