If you’re interested in seed saving, understanding some basic concepts before you get started will make the process easier. Learn the difference between open-pollinated and hybrid seed and gain understanding of plant taxonomy, reproductive structures and pollination methods. Seed Savers Exchange staff will also touch on the isolation techniques used at its 890-acre home, Heritage Farm.
Tim Johnson joined the Seed Savers Exchange preservation team in 2012 after earning his masters and doctoral degrees in environmental horticulture from the University of Florida. As an alumni fellow, he researched the seed physiology and breeding systems of threatened native orchid species and taught courses on plant conservation and plant micropropagation.
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