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Seed Saving Basics, Part 1

Join Patricia Larenas for this introduction to the art and science of saving your own seeds. Learn the basic techniques for saving seeds from popular, annual vegetable garden plants, such as lettuce, tomatoes, beans, peas, and peppers. This program will be held online via the Zoom app/website. You will receive a link prior to the event.

Topics include:

  • Why we save seeds
  • Basic botany of flowers and pollination
  • Saving pure seed
  • When to worry about species crossing
  • How to store seeds

Patricia Larenas has been saving seeds for over ten years. She studied horticulture and landscape design at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, and writes about gardening and saving seeds on her website, Urban Artichoke. She is a listed member of Seed Savers Exchange, the Community Seed Network, Native Seed/Search, and a volunteer for Cooperative Gardens Commission (Coop Gardens), a new nonprofit formed in response to the pandemic.  

Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Patricia Larenas
Contact person:
Candace Bowers
  Nature & Gardening  
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