SEED GUARDIAN LEARNING GROUPS
Many people are enjoying borrowing the seeds from the library and one of the trends we have noticed is that few seeds are being returned. We are aware that many of our borrowers are new to gardening and have limited knowledge of growing plants from seeds and the seed plant lifecycle.
We are continuing with last seasons concept of developing growing groups around high value food crops; pumpkin, beans, corn, leafy greens and tomatoes.
The chance for seeds saver beginners and those with experience to gather, share and learn through the active process of saving seeds of food crops.
We are all at different stages of learning how to grow food from seed and how to save seeds successfully. The Seed Guardian Growing Groups are a friendly and supportive way to build and share your knowledge.
- Develop a simple & robust process of growing high value food plants from seed, saving seeds, keeping records & returning
seeds to the Nelson Seed Library
- Grow & save seeds from nutritionally rich food plants for food resilience
We recognised the importance of growing and sharing high value food crop seeds as part of addressing some of the issues of climate change and food resiliency in our region.
By developing a seasonal series of workshops and a system where by experienced seed savers can share practical learning experiences with less experienced growers we look froward to a connected and resilient food system.
Our second season is just beginning Spring 2020 so contact us if you are interested supporting food resilience as a mentor or a learner.
LETS GET GROWING !!!