Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Duke Campus Farm Offers a Saving Seeds Workshop Nov. 3

A seed saving workshop featuring Doug Jones, founder of Piedmont Biofarm, will be offered from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 at the Duke Campus Farm, located at 4934 Friends School Rd, Durham, NC 27705. Cost of the workshop is $10/student, $20/non-student (cash preferred, bring to workshop).
Saving seeds is an integral piece of sustainable agriculture: selective seed-saving preserves crop diversity and improves yields while contributing to farming systems that are economically and ecologically sustainable. Whether you're a first-time gardener or experienced greenthumb, you are encouraged to participate in this hands-on workshop. 
Topics covered will include:
  • Hands-on demonstration of simple seed saving
  • Basic botany useful for seed saving at small scale farming and home scales - How to improve and adapt varieties to local conditions
  • Participants will take home a few seeds for use in their own gardens  
Contact with questions and registration. 
*In case of bad rain or cold temperatures, we will hold the workshop at the Duke Smart Home located at 1402 Faber St., located behind the Duke Freeman Center for Jewish Life just off of Swift Avenue. We will contact you the morning of the workshop in case of location

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