All About Seed Saving: Glorious, colorful, wonderful seeds!

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
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Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Minneapolis, MN, 55423 Map
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All About Seed Saving: Glorious, colorful, wonderful seeds!

Presenter: Vanessa Van Alstine

Have you ever wanted to try seed-saving, but didn’t know where to begin? Vanessa Van Alstine will share her successes (and failures) as she digs into the specifics: how to collect seeds from native flowers and other plants, prepare them for storage, store them, and “wake them up” next season.


Why save seeds when you can buy them easily? What plant biology do you need to know to successfully save seeds? How can you tell if your seeds are viable? And, what should you think about in planning next year’s garden to incorporate seed-saving? Vanessa will provide answers to these questions, show us different types of seeds, and demonstrate each step of the process — including use of seed-cleaning equipment. 
Time permitting, Vanessa will answer questions on processing seeds collected by guests after her presentation..
Vanessa Van Alstine is an enthusiastic home gardener who has been growing vegetables, herbs, berries, and flowers in Minneapolis’s Longfellow Community since 1998. Her gardens are also certified National   Wildlife Habitat. Vanessa starts all of the seedlings for her own garden and shares extras with family, friends, and neighbors. She has trained at the Seed School at Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, and taken multiple classes with the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.

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