Ideas for seed saving workshops:
- Demonstrate the procedure to clean tomato seeds (from the main Seed Saving PowerPoint) and have each participant set up their own jar.
- Print out the Seed Saving Guide and have the participants plan a seed saving garden using recommended isolation distances. How many different varieties could they grow while maintaining seed purity?
- Show the Milkweed Seed PowerPoint (below) and have the group prepare milkweed seeds for stratification.
- Use the resources as a series of workshops. Workshop #1 Seed Saving PowerPoint; Workshop #2 Clean and ready tomato seeds; Workshop #3 Milkweed PowerPoint with Hands-on Seed Stratification
- Use the resources as a hybrid virtual and hands-on workshop. Show the Seed Saving PowerPoint and have the participants clean and ready tomato seeds or design a seed saving garden. Show the Milkweed Powerpoint and have participants stratify seeds on their own. The group can always share photos of these projects.
There is a Saving, Stratifying and Planting Milkweed Seeds PowerPoint for your use. You can see it on the left. You can download it HERE.
You can use the card to the right as part of your workshop. Participants can use it as a guide to stratify their own seeds as part of the workshop. Download it HERE.
Placed here will be links to the fantastic 4-H lessons that Chesley Davis has created.
These resources were creating as part of the Seed Saving in School, Community & Other Urban Gardens Initiative. This is a joint venture between University of Georgia Extension and University of North Georgia and was funded by the Urban Ag’s Small Grants Program. The team members are:
Becky Griffin UGA email@example.com
Rosann Kent UNG Rosann.Kent@ung.edu
Chesley Davis UGA firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Hoppers UGA email@example.com
Clark MacAllister UGA firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob Willliams UGA email@example.com