Seed Saving Farm Tour At Tourne-Sol Farm

The Concordia Seed Project (http://concordiaseedproject.weebly.com/) invites you to join us on Wednesday, August 13 from 2-4pm for an afternoon with seed saving expert Daniel Brisebois at the Tourne-Sol Co-operative farm. This farm tour will focus on large-scale organic seed production. Hands on seed saving demonstrations will be part of the afternoon activities. This tour is … More Seed Saving Farm Tour At Tourne-Sol Farm

Training Seed Trainers

After getting back from the OSA conference I participated in a two-day Train The Seed Trainer session¬† organized by USC Canada in Guelph, Ontario. USC Canada works to promote vibrant family farms, strong rural communities, and healthy ecosystems around the world. A large part of this work is around seed security and diversity. Historically USC … More Training Seed Trainers

10 Steps For Getting Seed As Clean As Possible

In my early seed-saving days, I’d thresh and I’d winnow but I just couldn’t get my seeds as clean as when those that came from a seed packet. Over the next dozen years, meeting experienced seed growers, reading piles of seed production books,¬† and attending whatever seed workshops I could find; I gleaned many pearls … More 10 Steps For Getting Seed As Clean As Possible

Saving Turnip Seed

As I was getting a post together on some turnips Emily grew this summer, I started looking at photos from a 2009 turnip seed crop. So today, we’ll look at how to save seed turnip seed and Clear up all that confusion about turnips and rutabagas Explain how turnips need to be overwintered And show … More Saving Turnip Seed