Seed Saving Workshop

Monday, September 23rd, 10-3:30

2250 College Road, White Earth Tribal and Community College, Wadiswan, New Campus Building, Mahnomen, MN

Come rejoin the ritual of saving seeds!  Ever wonder how to save and store the seeds from your garden year to year?  It’s easy; Amateur growers have been saving seeds for the last 10,000 years!  Zachary Paige (WELRP) will lead a hands-on approach on all things seed saving including how to save tomato seeds through fermenting, threshing and winnowing, flower dissection, seed selection, germination tests and much more!

Lunch will be served including a heritage squash that had been saved for 800 years in a clay ball and recently re-grown right here in White Earth!garden surplus

Zachary Paige helped create the Seed Library at the White Earth Land Recovery Project.  He is a graduate of the “Seed School” in Tucson, AZ hosted by Native Seed SEARCH, a non-profit native seed conservancy.  He is a part of the Seed Library Social Network and part of the Organic Seed Alliance’s Farmer Seed Stewardship Initiative that promotes and protects seed.  The workshop is sponsored by the White Earth Tribal and Community College (WETCC) Extension Service with the support of the Division of Environmental Health Services and IHS Bemidji.  

Please RSVP to Rebecca Dallinger 218-935-0417 Ext 314 or Rebecca.Dallinger@wetcc.edu

White Earth Tribal & Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as of October 2008.In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institute is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.