Backyard Seed Saving (Free Workshop)


Join this workshop to learn the fundamentals of seed saving in your backyard! You will learn:

  • Why saving seeds in your backyard vegetable garden is important
  • The fundamentals of seed breeding, selection, and simple genetics
  • The difference between self pollinated and open pollinated varieties
  • How to harvest, clean, dry, and store seeds of common varieties (ex peas, beans, tomatoes, and lettuce)
  • Tips for planning your vegetable garden for seed saving

Participants will go home with a basic seed saving hand out, and a list of further resources to explore.

This FREE Seed Saving Workshop is being held in partnership with the fifth annual Seedy Saturday. Seedy Saturday begins at 11:00am in the Inman Room at the North Shore Neighbourhood House.

hi res bio pic_D_CatzelDavid Catzel has almost 20 years growing experience using organic and ecological principles. He has had the opportunity to experiment with seed growing/breeding, low till annual production, intercropping and companion planting while working with Glorious Organics Co-op in Aldergrove, BC. He has taught workshops in gardening, composting, permaculture, and seed saving to adults and children.

Participant Instructions: Our annual Seedy Saturday event will begin when this workshop finishes, so come prepared to share or swap seeds.

Registration: You can register below for this workshop, or you can call the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre to register: 604-990-3755.

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