August 14, 2017
Aug
14
2017

Saving, over-wintering and growing seed

Learn about saving seeds from experienced market gardeners

 

In partnership with The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed SecurityFarms at Work is pleased to host a full day of seed-saving workshops for farmers, in two locations. 

You can register for either or both of the morning and afternoon workshop tours. Bring a bag lunch for the drive from Stirling to Hastings if you attend both!

Registration can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/seed-saving-in-the-kawarthas-tickets-3546652...

Morning: Biennial Seed Saving: How to Over-winter and Save Seed from your Favourite Biennials  at Small Spade Farm

Come learn about different methods of storage for biennial crops (both in the field and out) and how to integrate biennial seed production into your market garden operation.

Small Spade Farm has been running a CSA in Stirling, Ontario since 2013. Using heirlooms are central to Lauren and Eric’s farming philosophy, and they have specialized in growing heirloom vegetables for their CSA members on their 7-acre certified organic farm. In past years, they have experimented with seed production of heirloom vegetables and in 2014, they joined Seeds of Diversity’s  Vegetable Seed Producers Network  to trial and grow a number of different biennial crops for seed. Come learn about different methods of storage for biennial crops (both in the field and out) and how to integrate biennial seed production into your market garden operation.

 

Afternoon: Chick-a-biddy Acres has a long history in the farming community in the Kawarthas, as an early CSA in the region 17 years ago. Sherry Patterson is one of the most experienced market gardeners in Ontario, and in the past few years she has been integrating seed production into her farming operation. Through working with the Vegetable Seed Producers Network, Sherry is adapting different varieties of pepper, squash, and lettuce into her market garden. If you’ve been considering integrating seed crops as part of your market garden operation, for sale or for on-farm use, join us on August 14th to learn how Chick-a-biddy Acres is meeting the challenge!

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536 Salem Road, Small Spade Farm
Stirling , ON K0K3E0
August 14, 2017 - 09:30 to 12:00
August 14, 2017 - 13:30 to 16:30
44° 21' 40.0896" N, 77° 33' 20.16" W