Design Your Own Seed-Saving Course

| 5/27/2014 8:54:00 AM

Tags: seed saving, garden planning, Arizona, Terroir Seeds,

Saving Bean Seed

If you had a voice in developing a seed saving course, what would you want in it?

Have you done any seed saving, or are you interested in learning but are hesitant or intimidated by possibly making a mistake and not getting what you were expecting? Are there certain aspects of seed saving that you don’t understand and would like a better explanation of? Here’s the chance to give your input in a new seed saving class!

We are working on a 6 part seed saving class that will be offered online this fall. It is designed to be a comprehensive but still entry level course to give students a very good overview of the entire process of producing, harvesting and saving seeds with the next step being practical experience. It will be a six week course with a presentation and reading before the next week. After this course you will be able to plan, plant and harvest your garden seed with the confidence that you have a solid foundation of seed quality that will grow true next year with excellent vigor, germination and production in your garden.

Comprehensive But Understandable

Saving Dill SeedTopics we will be covering will include - but not limited to – challenges and rewards of seed saving, definitions and botanical terms to get you started, lifespan of common garden seeds and what conditions are best for storage, logistics of planning your garden for the highest seed saving quality, pollination and fertilization techniques to promote better seed, isolation methods for home gardeners, population size requirements and how to overcome a home garden’s limitations, soil cultivation to improve seed quality, harvesting and processing techniques, storage and germination testing and why seed quality is important but too often missed or overlooked today.

The format will be online with a new module released each week and will be presented in a PowerPoint style format with video, slides, photos and articles to show you what you need. Resources will be shared on information, techniques and equipment that will help. Registration will open later this summer.

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