Learn to save seeds with the Heritage Seed Library

One-day training course with the Heritage Seed Library on Saturday 22nd October.

The London Freedom Seed Bank is offering a day of free training about how to save vegetable seeds to anyone who is interested in becoming one of our Seed Buddies.

The Seed Buddies form an important part of the Seed Bank’s network and are responsible for passing on their seed saving skills to community groups across London, helping to raise awareness about the lost art of seed saving.

The one-day training programme will take place on Saturday 22nd October at the Regent’s Park Allotment Garden (10:30-16:00). The training day will be lead by expert seed savers from the Heritage Seed Library and will include:

–   Seed saving techniques: theory and ‘how to’ with different plants

–   Planning your space for seed saving

–  Small-scale storage techniques

After the training day, the Seed Buddies will be required to support/mentor two community gardens in saving their own seeds.

The scheme is a great opportunity to receive FREE training, to learn about the lost art of seed saving, to gain access to rare and unusual varieties from the Seed Bank’s collection, and to help preserve these varieties for future generations.

If you have any questions or are interested in taking part, then we would love to hear from you! To download a copy of the application form go to www.capitalgrowth.org/buddy_scheme/ or to ask any questions email freedomseedbank@gmail.com.

The deadline for applications is Monday 3rd October at 12pm.

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