Free Online Event!
See how to bring your community together to save seeds and strengthen your local food supply.
In this live online event you’ll get simple ways to increase protection, self-sufficiency, and resiliency through seed saving!
Whether you’re an experienced seed saver or you’re brand-new, you’ll come away with practical advice to use in your garden and community.
Get your free ticket to Seed Up Saturday!
February 25, 2023 at:8:30 AM Pacific • 9:30 AM Mountain • 10:30 AM Central • 11:30 AM Eastern
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February 25, 2023 at:• 8:30 AM Pacific •• 9:30 AM Mountain •• 10:30 AM Central •• 11:30 AM Eastern •
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You’ll come away with practical tips and ideas to bring your community together so everyone benefits!
It improves your local food economy, and society as a whole:
You know how much of a difference this can make to your community.
We’re here to help you do that!
In this 3-hour live online video broadcast we cover a variety of seed topics.
Whether you’re new or experienced, we’ve got you covered!
You’ll get a good foundation if you need “the basics”, and you’ll also see more advanced techniques.
These presentations will help you in your own garden - and you’ll see how to get your community excited about growing their own food!
Plus, the presenters will be doing live Q&As throughout the workshop so you’ll get your questions answered.
Join us on Zoom for the live broadcast
Come away with great ideas and strategies to 'get growing!'
Our presenters are there with you live answering questions!
To get local food, first you need local seeds... and chances are you can't get them, but you can create them!
The key to a safe and resilient food supply rests on having seeds that thrive in your particular zone.
When you let nature “do its thing” and give seeds the chance to develop and adapt to your local conditions, now you have local seeds - and local food!
This process is fun, easy, and has astounding benefits: ecologically, economically - and builds the local supply chain and community!
Seeds are the key to a more resilient, affordable, and healthy local food supply. But where do you start?
This session gives you the inside scoop so you can begin saving seeds - even if you've never done it before!
We cover all the basics of what you need to know, including how to avoid pitfalls where people often get stuck.
You'll see how to get started, where to find local seed savers, what to do, and my top resources that make seed saving simple!
Boost your local seed chain, strengthen your community, and address food security by hosting your own seed event!
If you want more "savable" open-pollinated adapted seeds in your community, this session is a must!
It's a fun way to get the whole community involved - from experiences gardeners, to people who are just starting out.
People love Seed Ups, like this attendee:
"It's actually my favorite day of the year! I look forward to it."
In the last session we covered the basics of a Seed Up event, and now you get the step-by-step playbook to hosting your own!
We've hosted "Seed Ups" for the past 7 years so we know all the ins-and-outs.
By the end of this session you'll have a clearer understanding of how to hold your own version of this event locally.
See how to set up a Seed Up Station where attendees can scoop their own seeds (and get 10x the seeds for a fraction of the cost).
You'll come away knowing how to run a Seed Up event so you get thousands of seeds to your community.
Many people unknowingly waste money on seeds, simply because they don't know which ones to get.
Listen, we get it! It's not what you'd expect - in fact it can be pretty counterintuitive.
We'll cut through the noise and give you a mental 'cheat sheet' to know what seeds to get.
You'll come away understanding what terms like open-pollinated, hybrid, GMO, and heirloom actually mean, and know the right kind of seed to use in your garden or farm!
There are a lot of myths about seeds - and they prevent people from seed saving.
And that's exactly what large corporations want.
In fact, many of these misconceptions were designed to deter people from seed saving, which means they have to keep buying seeds year after year!
We'll get to the bottom of these myths that may hold you back, and share the truth so you can start saving seeds with confidence.
Maybe you've had the excitement of planting last year's leftover seeds... only to be disappointed when little-to-nothing grew.
It's not because seeds can't survive - the secret is how they are stored!
When properly preserved, seeds can keep for decades. (Even though seed companies say you need fresh seeds!)
You'll come away knowing how to store seeds for years, so they'll be ready-to-plant whenever you need them.
"How long do seeds last?"
"Do seeds die?"
"What do they cross-pollinate with?"
"Should I only buy organic seeds?"
"Should I be concerned about GMOs?"
"What if I don’t do it right?"
People just like you are shoring up their local food systems and strengthening their communities.
They'll share how they did it, so you can too!
Chris shares how he hosted a local Seed Up event this year with his local gardening group.
He shares his 'behind the scenes' experience and tips from running this one-of-a-kind event in his own community!
You'll hear from Gregg, a high school art teacher who co-founded the Ogden Seed Exchange. It's been running for 9 years now.
Listen in to hear about what wen into becoming one of the nation's largest seed exchanges.
Thing is, our food system is fragile.
Grocery stores stock only 3 days of food on the shelves...
And we've all seen how quickly that sells out if something happens!
It doesn't even take much - one good storm can affect food availability for weeks (even months).
It's a real problem that affects all of us.
Bottom line is, there's not enough fresh food for everyone.
Thankfully, there's a simple solution: grow your OWN food!
But most communities don't have enough seeds to grow the food they need.
That's why we need to understand how to care for the seeds, just like we understand how to care for the plants.
And that is what makes us different - we're real "seed people".
This is what we do. We've been teaching people for decades how to become more resilient and support their local food systems.
We're doing this because we deeply care about the environment, sustainability, and community - just like you!
See how to give your community the resiliency it needs from having a local and sustainable food supply - by sharing the joy of growing your own food!
Whether you're a part of a community already, or you're looking to start one - Seed Up Saturday helps you support.
We understand that there's more to seeds than just sticking them in soil.
Once you understand the basics, they'll keep you fed for life!
Plus, when you grow your own food you know exactly what goes into it.
Unlike conventional produce you'd buy at the grocery store, you can grow your own food without using pesticides or preservatives.
We'll show you how to gather the seeds and store them to use next season so you can continue to grow your own food!
And don't even get us STARTED about how much better it tastes. You'll never want to eat store-bought again :)
Your food will travel just a few feet, instead of thousands of miles - which saves on transportation emissions and the need for processing and refrigerating food.
You can make a difference - while enjoying fresher, healthier, tastier food!
Growing your own food is the most revolutionary thing you can do.
It's the #1 thing that can change both your life - and the opportunities for generations to come.
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