Educational Opportunities, Week of 11/3/14

Seed Saving Workshop
Featuring Doug Jones, founder of Piedmont Biofarm
When: Monday, November 3rd, 4-7pm
Where: Duke Campus Farm, 4934 Friends School Rd, Durham NC 27705*
Cost: $10/student, $20/non-student (cash preferred, bring to workshop)
The Duke Campus Farm will host farmer Doug Jones for a primer on seed saving. Saving seeds is an integral piece of sustainable agriculture: selective seed-saving preserves crop diversity and improves yields while contributing to farming systems that are economically and ecologically sustainable. Whether you’re a first-time gardener or
experienced greenthumb, you are encouraged to participate in this hands-on workshop.
Topics covered will include:
– Hands-on demonstration of simple seed saving
– Basic botany useful for seed saving at small scale farming and home scales
– How to improve and adapt varieties to local conditions
– Participants will take home a few seeds for use in their own gardens
DCF will provide a few snacks to keep you going; participants are encouraged to bring a
favorite snack to share as well.
RSVP HERE. Contact dukecampusfarm@gmail.com with questions.
*In case of bad rain or cold temperatures, we will hold the workshop at the Duke Smart
Home located at 1402 Faber St., located behind the Duke Freeman Center for Jewish Life just off of Swift Avenue.
NOVEMBER 4, 2:00 pmGetting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show  – The Enthusiastic Gardener helps us take care of our power tools, the NC Arboretum in Asheville has a very special event coming this winter, and Lise Jenkins learns how gardening can be therapeutic. Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00 pm on WCOM FM 103.5  It can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org

 

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