Saving Garden Seeds
Ever wonder what gardeners did before there were packaged seeds? Would you like to have control over your food supply from the start, save money on seeds or maintain your grandmother’s favorite tomato variety? In this evening class, we will learn some of the time honored ways of saving seeds for you garden. We will demonstrate how to save tomato seeds and other vegetables and, also, clean some California native flowers. Participants will leave with samples of several tomato seed varieties and instructions for saving their own seeds. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR By day, Sharon Horgan is a lab rat at California State University, East Bay, but on weekends and evenings she can be found puttering around her small but productive garden. She grows California natives in the front yard and heirloom veggies in the back. She got started with California natives when she planted a garden at her son's elementary school and had to solve problems such as drought, deer, and how to attract butterflies so that the children could study an environmental-based curriculum. And of course, in a short time it was obvious that California native plants were the answer to most of the problems in the flower gardens and everyone loved the result.
Yolanda is a mother/wife, entrepreneur and urban farmer. An avid do-it-herselfer, she is at home at her own Oakland homestead where she and her family keep chickens, bees, and learn about permaculture principles on their large urban lot, growing much of their own food. Yolanda is co-founder of Pollinate Farm & Garden http://pollinatefarm.com, an urban farm store and homesteading emporium located in the heart of Oakland. Pollinate carries edible nursery stock (seeds, starts, fruit trees, and perennial edibles), tools and equipment for seed-to-table organic farming and gardening. Pollinate is also a purveyor of supplies for food preserving, fermentation and cheese making, small scale livestock raising and beekeeping , including baby chicks, ducks, turkeys and bees. Through its educational outreach and local workshops, Pollinate inspires our community toward a healthier and more sustainable food system by bringing it home. Learn more by visiting http://pollinatefarm.com.
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