Book your place by Wednesday, 11th of September and take advantage of our early bird offers!
In this online lunchtime talk, our seed experts Marcin and Lucy will show you why seed saving is important – with a focus on harvesting and storing.
What you will learn
- Why save seed?
- Easy crops to save seed from.
- Simple pollination methods.
- Drying and storing techniques.
Saving seeds helps you preserve your favourite varieties, conserve links with the past and safeguard food security and culture. It’s also fun to do! In this workshop, Lucy and Marcin will show you why saving seed is beneficial, pollination methods and best practice when it comes to harvesting your seeds. It will also look at ways to store them correctly for optimal health.
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Session leaders: Lucy Shepherd and Marcin Salnikow
Lucy is an experienced seed officer, joining the Heritage Seed Library in 2019. She has a background in event management and fundraising and has an RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development. She supports the horticultural team and manages seed quality, germination testing, stock levels and seed for distribution to members.
Marcin started gardening with his grandparents in Poland. He studied technical horticulture there before moving to the UK, where he continued his studies with the RHS and Best in Horticulture. He has been gardening professionally since 2015 and first came to Garden Organic as a volunteer before becoming part of the gardening team in 2017. He is now Lead Horticulturalist at the Heritage Seed Library, overseeing seed production from planning through growing to harvest. He has a passion for all things propagation, from seeds to cuttings but his speciality is grafting.
Our online workshops
Our online talks allow you to gain organic gardening skills from the comfort of your own home. These short lunchtime sessions have an informal, relaxed feel with the opportunity for questions at the end. Come prepared with notebook and pen for taking notes.