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Whatcom county's 5th annual Community Seed Swap was Jan 27- 2013 at the Majestic- https://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/community-seed-swap-2013
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Seed Events 2013:
Whatcom county's 5th annual Community Seed Swap was Jan 27- 2013 at the Majestic- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events/community-seed-swap-2013
Orcas Island will have their 4th annual Community Heirloom Seed & Plant Exchange http://orcasissues.com/seed-swap-season-is-upon-us Sunday, Feb 10th (The people of Island county voted to ban GMO seeds on their lands, and Skagit is moving in this directions too).
Webinars for seed saving: http://www.seedsavers.org/Education/Webinars/
'Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding' March 20th with Dr. John Navazio (Organic Seed Alliance Senior Scientist and Washington State University Seed Extension Specialist) http://snohomish.wsu.edu/ag/workshops/PlantBreeding2013.htm “You’ll learn how to improve vegetable quality through careful seed selection and improvement as well as how to select for reproductive fitness, yield, disease resistance, and improved performance under adverse conditions. Dr. Navazio will share his knowledge on seed growing basics, sourcing germplasm, and conducting variety trials, as well as basic variety improvement techniques for inbreeding and outbreeding crops. In addition, all attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Navazio's recent book The Organic Seed Grower: A Farmer’s Guide to Vegetable Seed Production, itself a $50 value. Visit http://tinyurl.com/SeedGrower to learn about the book.”
Both Krista Rome & myself will be attending this event.
John Navazio, Ph.D. trains farmers, university students, and others in organic seed production and the fundamentals of participatory, on-farm plant breeding for organic systems. His breeding work includes increasing genetic breadth in a number of vegetable crops for their nutritional quality, flavor, texture, ability to scavenge nutrients, compete with weeds, and resist heat and drought.
Community Sed Swap - January 25, 2015 - Bellingham 2:30-5pm
(Seed-Savers & Set-up Volunteers arrive at 1:15 for blitz set up).
WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS – Help With A Task
DONATE To Swap Costs & Support Our Mission:
“Honoring Biodiversity of Seeds for Food & Medicine!”
Seed Swap G U I D E L I N E S:
* CHOOSE SEEDS YOU WILL PLANT
(10 Small Packets or Less per Family)
* SHARE & SWAP SEEDS WITH OTHERS
* LABEL SEEDS YOU BRING
(Variety Name, Year & Region/Garden Grown)
* TEACH & LEARN HOW TO SAVE SEEDS!
SEED - PLANTER Swap T I P S !
1- PRACTICE GOOD SEED STORAGE: Cool, Dry, Dark, & Critter-proof
2- Seed-Swaps May Contain Many Older Seeds With Lower Viability:
PLANT OLDER SEEDS EXTRA THICK OR SPROUT BEFORE PLANTING.
3- LEARN EACH SEED VARIETY'S VIABILITY-
A seeds ability to germinate & grow normal seedlings.
4- MARK & LABEL PLANTS IN GARDEN FOR SEED HARVEST .
5- PURCHASE FRESH SEEDS- As needed from organic pure-seed companies.