TOWNSEND – Saving seeds is fun and inexpensive, but beware, says Judith Taylor, founder of Seeds2Plate, “it can also be addictive, in a good way!”
Taylor will host a class titled “Adventures in Seed Saving” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Townsend Public Library, 12 Dudley Road.
“In this class, attendees will learn about the importance of saving seeds, seed saving ‘how-to’s’, and tips and tricks for saving and storing seeds successfully,” she said.
Many types of seeds will be included in this presentation, and some will be available for participants to save and take home.
The staff at the Townsend Public Library are excited to host this presentation.
“Saving seeds is a great way to save money, share your favorite plants with friends, and is especially useful for protecting and preserving native plants – plus, it’s easier than you may think,” said Molly Benevides, Assistant Director, Townsend Public Library. “Gardening is a form of therapy for many people, and here in New England winter can feel very long, but saving seeds is one way to tend to our gardens even when they are sleeping through the cold months.”
This in-person event is sponsored by the Friends of the Townsend Public Library and is free to attendees.
“Seed saving is important for preserving genetic diversity in our food supply and adapting crops to local climate change,” said Taylor. “It’s a sport that absolutely anyone can participate in since it doesn’t require special shoes or expensive equipment!”
For more information, or to register for this presentation, call 978-597-1714 or visit townsendlibrary.org. For more information on Judith Taylor, visit seeds2plate.com.