Institute of Biowisdom in Corvallis

 

Seed Saving And Seed Stewardship Workshop:

The Path to Locally Adapted Seed and True Food Freedom

 

May 15, 2011

Instructors: Andrew Still & Sarah Kleeger of the Seed Ambassadors Project , Adaptive Seeds and Open Oak Farm in Brownsville area. Member of Willamette Seed and Grain.

 

Workshop Focuses:

  • -Why Save Seed: A profound act of social and ecological empowerment.
  • -History of an Ancient Tradition
  • -Seed Sovereignty and Food Freedom in a changing world
  • -Willamette Valley as one of the best seed saving regions in the world.
  • -Open Pollinated, Heritage/Heirloom, Hybrid and GMO
  • -Sources: the importance of choice and diversity
  • -Strategies: planning your garden for seed saving
  • -Isolation: Crossers and Selfers
  • -Population: Inbreeding and Outbreeding
  • -Selection: Simple plant breeding for locally adapted seed
  • -Harvest, Cleaning and Storage
  • -Examples seed stewardship
  • -Re-localizing a seed stewardship community

10-3 pm, $30 prepay or $40 at the door (with pre reg).
Please pre register and send check to address below. Make check payable to Sunbow Farm Solutions.  Cancellation up to 3 days before class will receive a refund. After that credit to be applied to future workshops.  (Instructors need to know how many are definately coming to class for prep purposes.)
Bring lunch

 

Cheri Clark and Harry MacCormack
Sunbow Farm- Certified Organic since 1984
6910 SW Plymouth Dr
Corvallis,Oregon 97333

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