21 Acres Farm
13701 N E 171st Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
9:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
Food | Wine,
Health | Wellness,
Come learn the basics of seed saving for your small farm or garden! Seed saving is a fun and interesting way improve your crop genetics, save money, and see plants live through a whole life cycle. We will discuss the biology of pollination, the cultural strategies for growing good seed and the harvesting and cleaning process. Participants will have the opportunity to thresh and winnow seed crops and there is opportunity to discuss the commercial potential of small scale seed production.
Instructor: Sebastian Aguilar, is the Training Director at the Greenbank Farm Agriculture Training Center on Whidbey Island. An experienced farmer, Sebastian has cultivated both the fields and classrooms of the GFATC for the past two years. He has managed organic vegetable farms since 1998 in New Mexico, Wisconsin, and Washington State. Sebastian’s passions for top-quality produce, healthy soils, biodynamics and social outreach guide his farming practices. Sebastian began his farming career as an apprentice and now enjoys teaching and helping beginning farmers get off to a successful start. He is currently also on the Board of Directors of the Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and is involved in several OSA variety trials and seed projects. Sebastian and his wife have three children. Cost: $30; Members, $25.
There are three ways to register; online at http://seedsavingandselection.eventbrite.com/, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 425-481-1500.