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Seedsaving Retreat Weekend

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Wild Thyme Farm with Marisha Auerbach and Forest Shomer

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  • Workshops
When Aug 26, 2011 07:00 PM to
Aug 28, 2011 03:00 PM
Where Oakville, WA
Contact Name
Contact Phone 503-454-6656
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Seedsaving Retreat Weekend at the Wild Thyme Farm
with Marisha Auerbach and Forest Shomer

Friday August 26 - Sunday, August 28
7 pm Friday - 3 pm Sunday
Wild Thyme Farm
Oakville, WA (outside of Olympia, WA)

$175, if registered by 8/12
$200, if registered after 8/12

Seed saving gives us the unique opportunity to dance with life and play a distinct role in our nourishment. We can nurture plants for the special qualities that will sustain us in uncertain futures. By saving seeds, we ensure that our garden seeds are adapted in a changing climate.  We can learn how to breed varieties for the unique traits that we enjoy most. 

As corporations attempt to take control of our genetic diversity, seed saving becomes an important political act. Come join us to actively learn how you can take responsibility for your own food supply by saving your own seed from your garden. We will be discussing and engaging in harvesting of cultivated and native seeds as well as flowers and vegetable crops. Seed saving is a great localized buffer against the globalization of our food supply as it celebrates our unique microclimates and encourages diversity while increasing the resilience in our gardens from pests and disease.

This workshop has an active hands-on component.  You will be saving lots of different varieties of seeds and each participant will go home with a small collection gathered from this event.  Please join us to learn about how to select and save seeds from your garden.

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