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In this workshop, he will share plant life cycles, what seeds are and why they are important, heritage seeds, the differences between annual, biennial and perennial seeds, self-pollinating and cross-pollinating varieties, seed saving from vegetables, fruits and trees, techniques for seed harvesting and cleaning, how to harvest and dry seeds from wet fruit, seed storage and seed sharing. As an experienced gardener and seedsman, he will offer tips to help you succeed with your own home seed saving. Dan will wrap up with a list of books and publications that offer good information and advice for new and experienced gardeners.
Learn: Seeds of Diversity Canada & Seed Saving
Join: BPL's Seedy Saturday
Visit: BPL's Seed Library to borrow and donate seeds for your garden or indoor plants
Dan is a seedsman and gardener who makes his home on the coast of Newfoundland. He moved here from British Columbia almost twenty years ago after a career in education and publishing. As founder and manager of Perfectly Perennial Herbs and Seeds (www.perfectlyperennial.ca) he has focused on seeds for perennials and self-seeding annuals that can help rebuild food security for local families and communities. His annual spring workshops on Creating the Year Round Garden and presentations to local groups have been attended by more than 800 people. He now leads the Earth Sheltered Greenhouse Project, with a team building an innovative year-round grow structure at the O'Brien Farm in St. John's to demonstrate the potential for year-round food production. He is also the founder and chairperson of Food Producers Forum, Inc., a provincial non-profit supporting expansion of community-based food production. For information about that, please visit the website: www.foodproducersforum.com.
This program is in partnership with Seeds of Diversity Canada.
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