Saturday, August 27, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Introduction to Seed Saving

Learn the basics of harvesting, processing, cleaning, and storing a wide spectrum of native plant seeds in this hands-on workshop, to be held at Nasami Farm in Whately, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 27, from 9 – 1, sponsored by The New England Wild Flower Society. Instructor Kate Pawling starts with a discussion about the timing of collection, plant identification, determining ripeness, harvesting methods, processing techniques, and proper storage to maintain seed viability. Then venture out into the Nasami Farm Sanctuary for some botanizing and seed collection. Return indoors where we try our hands at cleaning and processing various types of seeds. Bring home the seeds that you clean, and learn first hand the tremendous benefits that seed-saving brings to the willing gardener. Fee: $54 (Member) / $65 (Nonmember). Pre-registration is necessary, contact the registrar at 508-877-7630, ext. 3303.