Saving your own seeds is an amazing way to take your gardening to the next level while growing the best plants that are most adapted to YOUR garden site and saving money while you're at it. Learn the tricks to saving seeds in our wet climate and some easy crops to save in any garden. We will also go over a bit of advanced seed saving for trickier crops that need isolation or wet fermentation.
Learn to save your own flower and vegetable seeds for next year’s garden and to share with others! In this hands-on class participants will learn the basic principles of seed saving such as which home garden species you can save seed from, how to harvest, clean and process, and how to store them for the next year. Learn the basics of saving wet seeded crops such as tomatoes and peppers. We'll spend some time outside harvesting different types of vegetable and flower seeds from the CCE gardens, then we'll clean the seeds using different techniques and tools.
This class will be hands-on in the garden weather permitting, so come dressed appropriately.
Instructor Jennie Cramer is our Horticulture Program Manager and coordinates our Master Gardener Volunteer Program. She is a former conservation biologist with a passion for organic gardening, regenerative agriculture, natural history and botanical education. She is especially smitten with the intricacies of seeds.
Pre-registration is required. Register and pay online on the link below, or call CCE Tompkins at 272-2292 and we'll register you online with your input. Pre-registration is required to hold your place in the class, and also in the event that a class is postponed or cancelled and we need to contact participants.
REGISTER & PAY ONLINE HERE
$7-$10/person self-determined sliding scale; pay what you can afford
CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555