Sat 11/2 @ 9AM-5PM
Seeds are the basis of agriculture from which all crops spring. Healthy seed stock is essential to a bountiful harvest. And organizations such as the Cleveland Seed Bank are helping maintain the health and diversity of seeds diversity, through selective seed harvesting, careful preserving and replanting, essential in an age of commercial seed companies which promote limited varieties.
If you’re serious about your garden and want to know more, the Cleveland Seed Bank and the Countryside Farmers Market are presenting a daylong Seed School, which will give you a wealth of information to upgrade your growing techniques.
You’ll learn about selection and genetics; biology and structure; harvesting, processing and storage; wild seeds; history, industry and patents; pollination and breeding; the big picture and the spirit of seeds; adding seed production to your farm, and seed-saving myths.
Tuition is $75 for a full day of hands-on instruction; $50 for CSB members and Cuyahoga Valley National Park farmers. There’ll be coffee, tea and snacks; a brown-bag lunch is recommended. It takes place at the Countryside Conservancy offices at 4965 Quick Road in Peninsula.