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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosann Kent UNG Rosann.Kent@ung.edu
Chesley Davis UGA email@example.com
Ashley Hoppers UGA firstname.lastname@example.org
Clark MacAllister UGA email@example.com
Jacob Willliams UGA firstname.lastname@example.org