Seed Saving & Farmer Networking, Michigan

Seed Saving & Farmer Networking, Michigan

Saving seeds can benefit growers in many ways, including preservation of rare varieties, adapting favorites to your growing conditions, planting the freshest possible seeds, and saving money. Three local seed saving enthusiasts will provide specific information on saving seeds. “Get Farming! Keep Farming!” is hosting “Saving Seeds from the Farm or Garden (& Seed Exchange)” on Saturday, January 11, 2014 10am-3pm at Grow Benzie, 5884 M-115 (Frankfort Hwy), Benzonia. Bring seeds to sell, trade, or give away; table space will be provided at no cost. Bring a dish to pass for a potluck lunch. A donation of $7 ($10 for families) is suggested. Presenters include: Craig Schaaf, Golden Rule Farm; Casey Dunagua, Five Springs Farm; Mike Kiessel, Leelanau County plant breeder. The agenda includes a networking session, Craig Schaaf on seed saving, a potluck lunch, seed saving technique discussion groups, and seed sales and exchange. “Get Farming! Keep Farming!” partners include USDA, ISLAND, NW Michigan Food & Farming Network, Michigan Land Use Institute, and Michigan State University Extension. For information, contact Jim Sluyter at 231-889-0199, jimsluyter@mlui.org, or visit foodandfarmingnetwork.org/getfarming

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