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Saving Seeds from the Farm or Garden

Seed Saving Workshop and Seed Exchange

 Grow Benzie

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5885 M-115 (Frankfort Hwy.), Benzonia

Bring a dish to pass for a potluck lunch

A  donation of $7-10 ($12 for families) is suggested.

Saving seeds can benefit growers in many ways, including preservation of rare varieties, adapting favorites to your growing conditions, planting the freshest possible seeds, and saving money.

This event will be valuable for growers with any level of interest and experience in saving seeds.

Three local seed saving enthusiasts will provide specific instructions on saving seeds from your farm or garden. You can learn the basics of seed saving, and more in-depth training will be provided for a wide variety of vegetable crops.

10 - 11: networking
11: Craig Schaaf  on seed saving: expect an inspiring and informative talk
12: potluck lunch
1-3: discuss seed saving technique with other presenters, one-one-one and in small groups PLUS seed sales and exchange.

You are welcome to bring seeds to sell, trade, or give away. Table space will be provided at no cost.

Presenters: Craig Schaaf, Golden Rule Farm; Casey Dunagua, Five Springs Farm; Mike Kiessel, Leelanau County plant breeder.

 For information contact Jim Sluyter at 231-889-0199, jimsluyter@mlui.org

Get Farming! partners include USDA, ISLAND, NW Michigan Food & Farming Network, Michigan Land Use Institute, Michigan State University Extension.

This agency is an equal opportunity provider


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