Great Big Ideas & Takeaways:
- TUTORIAL: the basics of seed selection & breeding
- Advance your seed saving skills
- Surprising insect pollinators… beyond bees!
- A practical look at how local climate affects your seed saving.
- Dry seeded vs. wet seeded crops—the difference.
- Wind vs. insect pollinated food crops.
- Biennial vs. annual seed producers.
- Seed savings tips by plant family
About The Speaker:
Don Tipping has been offering hands-on, practical workshops at Seven Seeds Farm since 1997.
Seven Seeds Farm is a small, organic family farm in the Siskiyou Mountains of SW Oregon; situated at 2,000 feet elevation on a 7,000-foot-tall-forested mountain. The farm produces fruits, vegetables, seeds, herbs, wool, eggs, and lamb and has been designed to function as a self-contained, life-regenerating organism with waste products being recycled and feeding other elements of the system.
Lauded as one of the best examples of a small productive Biodynamic and Permaculture farm in the Northwest by many, Seven Seeds Farm helps mentor new farmers through internships and workshops.
In 2009, Siskiyou Seeds, a bioregional organic seed company, began operating off the farm, as well.
QUESTION: Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or expert seed saver? What are some of your favorite seeds to save, and why?