Workshop Description

Part of the ‘Closed Loop Gardening’ series, this Seed Cycle session will cover over the reasons for and the ways to grow seed in your garden. Possibly one of the most difficult gardening skills, but the most rewarding, learning how to propagate plants and seeds was very much a life skill passed on from generation to generation. 

Focussing on vegetable and fruit seeds, this session will help you access this lost gardening wisdom and learn how to provide suitable conditions for seeds to germinate and take root.  You will also discover the importance of observing and connecting to your garden and plants, tuning into the seasonal patterns of the environment, to nurture healthy bountiful seed.  It will also challenge some of societies ideals on what constitutes a beautiful healthy garden and challenge you to let your plants go that extra step further and complete their life cycle and how to connect with people who are seed saving in your community.

Duration

Delivered in webinar or workshop format, either in a one hour or 90 minute session.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the different types of seeds and what they mean
  • Where seeds are on a plant and how and when to harvest them
  • Benefits of seed collecting for growing robust and resilient plants​ and supporting local wildlife
  • Propagation from cuttings and which plants this works on
  • Recommended plants to start off you seed growing journey with 
  • ​What problems to look for and how to test seed viability
  • Resources for further information

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