Wild Garden Seed Workshops

As was proclaimed in our 2011 catalog, we are in fact doing a couple seed saving workshops this season. If you are looking to learn more about personal seed saving, or commercial level production, come join us! Visit the Wild Garden Seed website to sign up.

1. Grow your own Seeds

Chicory harvest 2010

A workshop brought to you by Wild Garden Seed

Saturday June 25, 2011

Gathering Together Farm- Philomath, OR

9am-5pm

Do you have special vegetable varieties that you love? Do you ever worry that seed companies will stop carrying them and you will be left in a lurch?  Or do you just love plants and want to see them through their whole life cycle? If you answer yes to these questions, come learn about saving your own seed.

This all day seminar is designed for the home gardener or small scale grower wanting to learn the basics about how to save seeds.  Frank Morton and his crew will bring you into the fields at Gathering Together Farm (GTF) where we will discuss how to plan your garden to incorporate seed production.  We will touch on how to manage pests and disease, irrigate, maintain varietal purity, harvest and clean your home grown seeds.

Get the inside scoop from the pros. All day workshop costs $120 includes lunch catered by GTF. Workshop begins at the GTF farm stand on Grange Hall Road in Philomath promptly at 9 am.  Come prepared for the weather, and to walk around in the fields.

2. Seed Growing for Market

Scanning for disease in last year's lettuce field

Brought to you by Wild Garden Seed

Monday June 27, 2011

Gathering Together Farm- Philomath, OR

9am-5pm

This all day seminar is designed for professional organic farmers interested in growing seeds commercially as part of a diversified farm system.  If you have saved vegetable seed for your own use, but are considering growing for commercial sale, this is the workshop for you. Frank Morton and his crew will bring you into the fields at Gathering Together Farm where we will discuss how to:

  • plan for growing seeds commercially on your farm,
  • manage common pests and disease,
  • irrigate seed crops
  • maintain varietal purity
  • improve crop varieties
  • harvest and clean seed lots

Want to know what screen will get those little green balls out of your lettuce seed?  We can show the screen, and how to use it. This workshop is designed for growers working with seed lots on small acreage (<1 acre per lot), and for primarily hand harvesting and processing.

Get the inside scoop from the pros. All day workshop costs $225 and includes lunch catered by GTF.  Workshop begins at the GTF farm stand on Grange Hall Road in Philomath promptly at 9 am.  Come prepared for the weather and to walk around in the fields.

One thought on “Wild Garden Seed Workshops

  1. you all rock. This is a great blog and you are doing amazing work in the world. Hope to make it down for the workshops, that sounds like a lot of fun. Have fun in the rain and sun…

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