Seed Saving Workshop In Walpole

Sylvia Davatz will be conducting a seed saving workshop on Saturday, November 7, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Town Hall in Walpole, NH. The workshop will cover the basics of seed saving, including timing, spacing, annual vs. biennial varieties, isolation, and collecting, cleaning and drying seed. Terms such as open-pollinated, hybrid, "selfer" and "crosser" will be explained. The philosophical as well as the practical benefits of preserving our irreplaceable vegetable diversity will be discussed. The suggested donation for the workshop is $10.

The workshop is sponsored by TriVillage Energy (TVE) of Walpole, NH and The Sustainability Project of Gilsum, NH. TVE, the energy committee for the town of Walpole, works to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gases in Walpole.

Its Local Food Subgroup promotes regional food self-sufficiency. The Sustainability Project (TSP) promotes local food security by making gardening accessible to everyone. TSP's Monadnock Community Gardening and Seed Saving Initiative meets monthly and welcomes the public.

The two organizations are working together to create an active, regional seed saving network.

For more information, contact TVE at info@trivillageenergy.org or 603-756-3168 or TSP at info@emersonbrookforest.org or 603-357-0860.

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