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South Fremantle Master Class with Julie Firth

by Jason Nicholls last modified Sep 30, 2013 06:10 PM
Seed Saving Master Class with Julie Firth from 10am - 4pm to follow from the basics. This class will cover best practices in seed harvesting and storage techniques. Strategies for keeping seeds true to type, advanced seed collection, cleaning and storage for potential seed bank propagators.
When Oct 06, 2013
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where TBA
Contact Name Sparkles
Contact Phone 0406 449 369
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Join Julie Firth, Yilgarn Seed’s founder, avid seed saver, gardener and permaculture designer, for a day of knowledge, hands-on techniques and insights on how to acclimatise and save heirloom seeds in your garden. Julie’s passion for plants is reflected in her inspirational workshops and will have you out there planting and saving seed of some of the most difficult to save species with the skills and confidence needed to maintain genetic purity

Julie’s passion for plants is reflected in her inspirational workshops and will have you out there planting and saving seed of some of the most difficult to save species with the skills and confidence needed to maintain genetic purity.

Upon the completion of the workshop, each participant will receive:

  • A free copy of the Local Seed Network Manual
  • List of useful resources (books and internet links)
  • An opportunity to purchase a Copy of Australian Seed Savers Handbook (by Jude and Michel Fanton) at wholesale price
  • A selection of heirloom seed varieties to start their seed savers journey.

This fascinating day will cover topics such as:

  • Valuing and Sourcing our Precious Varieties,
  • Botanical Identification.
  • Vegetable and Herb varieties and our climate
  • How to maintain Purity amongst varieties
  • Seed Collection, which plants, timing and methods
  • Seed Cleaning
  • Seed Storage

COST: $70 (usually $165 - this event is sponsored by PermacultureWest)

BOOKINGS: http://www.trybooking.com/DOFE

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