Saving Seeds for Sustainability 2015Last Live Series!

Please note: this will be the LAST SEASON for live workshops at the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary. For a number of reasons, we have decided to document the workshops this year and post them as presentations on-line, where they will be freely available for the foreseeable future. We will therefore be needing volunteers handy with a camera to help document each workshop! Please contact us for details of how to be part of this historic season and support our work of saving seeds!

All are welcome to the free workshops, events and seasonal celebrations held at the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary barn behind the Motherhouse at 1200 Princess St. Parking at the barn is limited, so we encourage you to bus or carpool! Events held at other locations may include a cost so please check the links for details.

LIVE WORKSHOPS will be held on the first Saturday of every month. Every second month a WEBINAR will follow the live workshop on the Wednesday.

Workshops, events and seasonal celebrations

Date:

Event Type:

Event:

Saturday, March 7,
10 – 11:30am

Live Workshop

Saving your own seeds – Part 1: Planning and Planting

Recorded:
Wednesday, March 11,
5:00pm

Recorded Webinar

Saving your own seeds – Part 1: Planning and Planting

Saturday, April 4,
10 – 11:30am

Live Workshop

Saving your own seeds – Part 2: Planting Seeds to Save Seeds

Saturday, May 2,
10 – 11:30am

Live Workshop

Saving your own seeds – Part 3: Gentle Transplanting

Wednesday, May 6,
5:00pm

Live Webinar

Saving your own seeds – Part 2: Gentle Transplanting

Saturday, June 6,
10 – 11:30am

Live Workshop

Saving your own seeds – Part 4: Flowers and Pollinators for Seed Savers

Sunday, June 21, 1 pm

Seasonal Celebration

Summer Solstice celebration

Saturday, July 4,
10 - 11:30am

Live Workshop

Saving your own seeds – Part 5: Weeds and well-being

Wednesday, July 8,
5:00pm

Live Webinar

Saving your own seeds – Part 3: Weeds and Well-being, Flowers and Pollination

Saturday, Aug. 1,
10 - 11:30am

Live Workshop

Saving your own seeds – Part 6: Harvesting “Wet Seeds”: Tomatoes and friends!

Saturday, Sept. 5,
10 - 11:30am

Live Workshop

Saving your own seeds – Part 7: Harvesting “Dry Seeds”: Beans and friends!

Wednesday, Sept. 9,
5:00pm

Live Webinar

Saving your own seeds – Part 4: Harvesting Seeds

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 4 pm

Seasonal Celebration

Autumn Equinox celebration

Saturday, Oct. 3,
10 - 11:30am

Live Workshop

Saving your own seeds – Part 8: Drying and Handling

Saturday, Nov. 7,
10 - 11:30am

Live Workshop

Saving your own seeds – Part 9: Sorting and storing

Wednesday, Nov. 11,
5:00pm

Live Webinar

Saving your own seeds – Part 5: Drying and Handling, Sorting and Storing

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 9:30 am

Seasonal Celebration

Winter Solstice celebration (weather permitting)

Reasons to engage in saving seeds include: connection with the earth and mystery of creation, historical value, adaptability and diversity, taste and nutrition and more!
Donations are always accepted and support our work.
Contact Cate Henderson or Mike Hammond or on Facebook at HSSKingston for more details!