Are you curious about what it means to be a seed saver? Would you like to start saving seed in your own backyard? Come explore with us!
About the presentation
You don’t have to be an expert to save seeds – it just takes a little bit of knowledge, patience, and a desire to experiment! At this talk, we will explore open pollinated vs. hybrid plants, discover the difference between “selfers” and “crossers” and consider why we might want to begin seed saving in our own backyards.
Become part of the growing movement of seed savers!
About the presenter
Claire McGillivray grew up on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, where she spent the majority of her time either on the mountains or by the ocean. While studying sustainable agriculture at the University of British Columbia, she began working with small farm and garden projects, including the Sharing Farm in Richmond, and the Orchard Garden at UBC. She quickly fell in love with working at small farms, and after graduating, she worked for three seasons at the UBC Farm. In 2018 she began working with the Edible Garden Project as a Farmer, and in November of 2018 she became the Program Manager. She is passionate about spending time outside, growing food in a thoughtful way, and connecting with people over good food. She is grateful for the opportunities she’s had while living on unceded Coast Salish Territory.