LOUDON —Are you interested in growing seeds or breeding your own vegetables? Come learn about the challenges associated with growing seeds on Wednesday, August 7 at Sanborn Mills Farm, 7154 Sanborn Mills, in Loudon from 6 to 8 p.m.
Learn what steps you can take to become more than just a seed saver, from pollination and plant breeding to wet and dry seed extraction techniques. We will cover the basics of hand pollination, necessary isolation distances, plant roguing, seed harvesting and processing techniques, as well as proper seed storage.
Kelly McAdam, Belknap County UNHCE Food & Agriculture and Olivia Saunders, UNHCE Carroll County, will discuss seed crops that are easily grown in New Hampshire, and those that are not, and how to test your crops germination rate. This is a joint presentation with Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH).
The cost of this workshop is $5, and the workshop will be followed by an optional potluck picnic at 8 p.m. Bring your own blanket, flatware and silverware, and a dish to share.