Seed Saving

With Edmund Frost

Workshop Description:

How is growing crops for seed different from growing them for food? What are good ways to do both in your garden or on your farm? What are some basic techniques of wet and dry seed processing? How do you keep things from crossing? This workshop is an introduction to basic seed saving, and will give participants the tools they need to get started! We’ll also talk about the benefits of saving seed, from increasing resiliency to saving money to improving the adaptation of varieties for your particular conditions. Includes hands-on seed cleaning demos as well as pictures.

Bio:

Edmund Frost has been growing seed crops at Twin Oaks Seed Farm in Louisa, Virginia since 2008. He runs Common Wealth Seed Growers, a small regional farm-based seed company. His work also includes variety trials research and plant breeding, especially with winter squash, cucumbers, melons, and watermelons.

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