Seed-saving Workshop

Ever wanted save seeds from your own or friends’ plants but have no idea how to go about it?

Join us for this workshop with Patrick McCabe to learn the basics of saving seed to become a more self-sufficient gardener and save money, by not having to buy commercially produced seeds.

Patrick McCabe has been involved in community gardening on Lambeth housing estates for the past five years. He has a particular interest in in food growing and working in partnership with organisations to create community gardening spaces. Patrick is an active supporter of London Freedom Seed Bank.

During this workshop you will learn the principals of propagation, how some plants have male and female flowers leading to cross pollination, while others are self-fertile and will produce seeds that are ‘true’ to the parent plant. You will discover simple ways of saving seeds from plants in our garden, and you will be able take some home to sow at the start of next year’s growing season.

This workshop is open to everyone over the age of 16*.

Cost? £10 donation or pay what you can afford.

To book a place on this workshop please email ccbandstandbeds@gmail.com.

*Note: Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Click on this link for more information.

 

Aug 4, 2021 | Posted by in | Comments Off on Seed-saving Workshop