Mountain Seed School Workshop April 27th
Mountain Seed School Workshop - with Penn - 10 AM -3 PM - 5 hr.
All things seed! We will learn how to save seed, start seed and clean seed. This class is held at Penn and Cord's Garden near Westcliffe so we use the facilities to learn all about seed. Plan ahead to grow for seed in this year's garden. Plan to steward at least one thing and save the world from loss of seed diversity. Seed adaptation is a great tool for mountain growers.
There will be class time as well as hands on seed processing, wildcrafting - yes, even in spring, and seed starting. This class is a combination of the other seed classes we usually teach in the classroom. We will take a walk on our 43 acres to identify wild seedlings and inspect seed still on last years plants. We will discuss the problems threatening our seed today and what you can do about it in your own backyard! Positive minded, inspirational, proactive.
Wear clothes for all weather. Bring your own lunch or snacks and water bottle. It will either be hot or snowing, or something in between.
Classes will be held in the Blacksmith Shop by the wood stove, and/or in the Seed Room and/or in the Greenhouses and all classes will include a walking, talking, educational onsite tour of the subject. Scroll down for all class descriptions.
High-altitude seeds and Sustainable Greenhouse Plans will be available to purchase here.
Tip: Don't wear white and don't wear high heels... :)
Tobacco carries the Tobacco Mosaic Virus and all tobacco smokers must wash their hands with soap before entering any greenhouses or handling tomatoes. No smoking near the gardens. Smoking is limited to the parking lot.