Photo by Lucas Jmieff
Photo: Lucas Jmief

Seed Saving Workshop Fernie

Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Elk Valley Branch
Fernie Community EcoGarden
1301 13th Street, Fernie, Fernie


🌱 Discover the true value of seed saving through our series of workshops by the Fernie Community EcoGarden, in partnership with Our Cold Climate Seed Library and Keeping Food Real! In the heart of our cold climate region, learning how to save seeds has many advantages. Join us for workshops that will unveil the essential role of seed saving in ensuring biodiversity and sustainability of our food supply.


The $10 fee for this workshop includes:
– Our Cold Climate Seed Library membership
– Free access to seeds in Seed library
– Our own workbook on saving seeds

First workshop:
• how to plan a seed harvest
• pollination facts
• seed collection & storage
• hands-on activities

What can seed saving do for you?

🌿 Adaptation to Local Conditions: Explore the resilience of seeds that have braved our cold climate over generations. By saving and planting these hardy seeds, you’ll witness the power of nature’s adaptation, creating plants better suited to our unique environment.

🌼 Biodiversity Conservation: Embrace your role as a steward of biodiversity by preserving diverse plant varieties. Through seed saving, you contribute to safeguarding the rich tapestry of life, ensuring a more resilient and vibrant ecosystem.

💰 Cost-Effectiveness: Learn the art of self-sufficiency as seed saving becomes a cost-effective practice. By saving seeds from successful crops, you’ll reduce the need to purchase new seeds each season, benefiting both your pocket and the planet.

🌾 Preservation of Heirloom Varieties: Embark on a journey to preserve our precious heirloom and traditional plant varieties. These living treasures carry flavors, colors, and cultural significance unique to our cold climate, and they rely on us to ensure their survival.

🤝 Community and Local Exchange: Our workshops features knowledgeable gardeners within our community. Join our growing network of gardeners and farmers, exchanging valuable local seeds and wisdom, united in our dedication to a sustainable future.

🔬 Genetic Diversity for Research: Witness how your seed-saving efforts become part of a broader research and breeding initiative. By contributing to the Cold Climate Seed Library, you aid agricultural research aimed at developing climate-resilient crops.