Date(s) - 27/05/2017 - 28/05/2017
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We’ve lost 94% of seed diversity in the past 100 years. Many of the lost varieties were the subject of 1000’s if not 10,000 years of development.
The majority of seedsavers keeping heirloom varieties alive are home gardeners. But there’s a lot to it and most of us don’t understand how to keep seed pure and accidentally cross-pollinate varieties. Not that that’s all bad, it’s how we create new diversity. But it’s something we want to plan rather than be accidental.
Seed Freaks are running a 2-day workshop May 27-28 (Sat-Sun) to enable home gardeners to increase their seed saving skills with a range of experts and hands on experience saving seed.
Frances Michaels – Greenharvest, Maleny – Seed purity, correct cultivar ID, cross pollination control, labelling, seed storage, drying techniques, seed viability (germination testing and methodology)
James Wood – Tasmanian Botanical Gardens – Seed cleaning
Trevor Wittmer – Poppysmic Produce/Scrubby Hill Farm – Taxonomy 101
Andrew Bishop & Tania Jensen from Biosecurity Tasmania – Import regulations in the Tasmanian plant biosecurity system, and the requirements for importation of seed into the State.
Linda Cockburn – Seed Freaks – Facilitator
A Sunday Seed Swap
Viewing of the movie Seed:The Untold Story
Early bird bookings – $150 (until April 30)
Bookings from May 1 – $165 (closing 25 May)
This event has been kindly sponsored by The Department of Premier & Cabinet & Greenharvest
Bookings are closed for this event.