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How to Save your Own Seeds: Getting Started - Weds 13th March

Wednesday 13 March 2024
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Heritage Seed Library
Book your place by Thursday 29th of February to take advantage of our early bird offers!
Seed saving is for everyone – and it’s one of the best and cheapest ways you can propagate your garden, while also protecting varieties and heritage plants. In this online lunchtime talk, you can find out more about how to save seed, and why it's so important.

What you will learn

  • - Our recommended crops to save for seed.
  • - Easy pollination methods.
  • - Seed drying and storing techniques.

Session overview

Saving seeds helps you preserve your favourite varieties, conserve links with the past and safeguard food security and culture. It’s also really fun to do! In this workshop, Lucy and Marcin will show you why saving seed is beneficial and get you up to speed with the basics. Once you leave this talk, you’ll have a good knowledge of pollination methods, drying and storing techniques and easy crops to get started with.

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Session leaders: Lucy Shepherd and Marcin Salnikow

Lucy Shepherd

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 Salnikow

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.

Lucy Shepherd

It’s rare to leave a course feeling inspired, excited and having learned so much that you want to get to work straight away!

— Katie Andrews - Horticulture Practitioner

Workshop prices

Member & Non Member
Member Early bird - £12.50 Member Standard - £17.50
Non Member Early bird - £17.50 Non Member Standard - £20

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. It will include supporting resources. Come prepared with notebook and pen for taking notes.

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