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Seed Saving

Class or Workshop

October 16 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  

$20 – $25

Have you ever wanted to collect seed from the garden to create more plants? This workshop, led by garden writers and horticulturists Lee Buttala and Shanyn Siegel, teaches gardeners everything they need to know in order to harvest and collect seed that they can then sow in the seasons ahead. This half-day workshop begins inside with a presentation on the rudiments of how plants create seed. (Plants set seed all on their own; the gardener only needs to facilitate this process and learn to identify the right moment to collect seed.) The workshop will include a review of basic collecting and cleaning practices for dry- and wet-fruited plants. After the presentation, attendees will head out into the garden to identify and collect ripe seed. The class then heads back inside where attendees will “get seedy” and learn to thresh and winnow dry-fruited species and how to clean and prepare wet-fruited seeds for future use. Participants will walk away from the class not only with seeds in hand, but with a knowledge of how to isolate, identify and collect seed of some of their favorite species and varieties of plants.

Have you ever wanted to collect seed from the garden to create more plants? This workshop, led by garden writers and horticulturists Lee Buttala and Shanyn Siegel, teaches gardeners everything they need to know in order to harvest and collect seed that they can then sow in the seasons ahead.

Venue Details:

Berkshire Botanical Garden

5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
Phone:
(413) 298-3926

Host Details:

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Phone:
413-298-3926
Email:
[email protected]
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