Seed Saving Workshop
Sunday, September 16, 2012
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Comstock, Ferre & Co.
263 Main Street
Co-sponsored by CT NOFA, UConn & RMA
Long-time CT NOFA member and Massachusetts State Botanist Bryan Connolly of Green Dragon Farm in Mansfield Center, CT will be speaking on the hows and whys of various seed saving methods - breeding for success and growing seed commercially to meet a growing market.
Topics will include basics of seed saving-hybrid vs. open pollinated, what is an heirloom, annual vs. biennial, self fertile vs. needing to cross pollinate, different ways of pollination (insect, wind, other). Easy seed to save-tomatoes, peppers, butternut squash, etc.
Here's a link to a review of Bryan's latest book.
Trish Manfredi will be on on hand to discuss UConn's RMA and SARE grant programs.
Members and Beginning Farmers (ten years or fewer of farming experience): $30
Online registration is closed, but walk-ins to the workshop are welcome.