Sustainable Farming Association

East Central Workshop: Sustainable Vegetable Seed Production for Farmers

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SFA East Central Chapter is hosting a workshop featuring Zachary Paige, “Sustainable Vegetable Seed Production for Farmers, from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., March 23, at the community room in Coborn’s, 209 6th Ave NE, Isanti.

Paige (right), who leads SFA’s Soil Health for Fruit and Vegetable Producers program, will go over the three legs of sustainability (Ecological, Economic and Social) as they relate to on-farm seed production. Topics discussed will include basic concepts and techniques for on-farm seed-saving, how to assess whether seed production makes economic sense for your operation, and community engagement around seeds of cultural and culinary importance. After the presentation, we will have a discussion regarding community efforts to save and store seeds such as seed banks, seed libraries and examples of successes and challenges that lay ahead.

All are welcome to attend; SFA members are free while others will be asked for an at-will donation at the door. An RSVP is requested for planning purposes.

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