Seed Savers Exchange to Host 3-Day Seed Workshop


Grant Olson, Education Coordinator
(563) 387-5624

Decorah, IA—Immerse yourself in the world of seed with experts from Seed Savers Exchange in this three day workshop at Heritage Farm outside of Decorah, Iowa. This unique educational opportunity will give participants the general knowledge and hands-on skills needed to increase their competence with gardening and agriculture.

Topics covered throughout the weekend will include a history of seed saving, seed sharing and the seed industry; plant anatomy and life cycles; pollination and hand pollination; seed processing, seed storage, seed swapping; and many other concepts related to seed saving. Attendees will build their own seed screens and isolation tents, and leave with the knowledge and tools to save their own seeds and achieve self-sufficiency in the garden.

Backyard gardeners, market growers, seed librarians, and community gardeners with all levels of experience are encouraged to participate.

The workshop begins Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m. and continues through Sunday afternoon on October 13. Cost starts at $120 and includes some meals. Attendees need to arrange their own lodging. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.

About Seed Savers Exchange (SSE): Located six miles north of Decorah, Iowa, Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation and distribution of heirloom seeds.  Seed Savers maintains a collection of thousands of open-pollinated varieties, making it one of the largest non-governmental seed banks in the United States.