Seed Storm 2017

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Date(s) - 27/05/2017 - 28/05/2017
All Day

Greenhub - Sustainable Learning Centre

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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 РTasmanian Botanical Gardens Р Seed cleaning

Trevor Wittmer – Poppysmic Produce/Scrubby Hill Farm – Taxonomy 101

Andrew Bishop & Tania Jensen from Biosecurity Tasmania РImport regulations in the Tasmanian plant biosecurity system, and  the requirements for importation of seed into the State.

Linda Cockburn Р Seed Freaks РFacilitator

A Sunday Seed Swap

Viewing of the movie Seed:The Untold Story


Early bird bookings Р$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.