Seed Saving for Beginners

with Breanne Heath

Seed Saving Classes in Chicago

Medium_seed

Class Info

Interested in saving seeds but don't know where to start? Have you saved seeds in the past but your plants didn't grow as expected?

In this workshop, we will go over the differences between open-pollinated and hybrid seed, planning your garden for seed saving, basics of plant reproduction and pollen-isolation techniques for reliable results.

Each participant will leave with a selection of open-pollinated flower, herb or vegetable seeds to start at home, as well as a detailed growing plan for successful seed-saving.

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    Christina R.

    Left about 1 year ago
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    This was a a great class with a top-rate teacher. She has tons of experience and a real expert ;)

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    Christina R.

    Left about 1 year ago
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    This was a a great class with a top-rate teacher. She has tons of experience and a real expert ;)

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      Linda S.

      Left 3 months ago
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      This was such a great experience - easy, educational, and fun. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

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      Kelly G.

      Left 3 months ago
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      I had a great time in this class. It ended up being more of a demonstration class than a hands on experience, but I definitely got a sense of how to make my own mustard and I got to take home 3 different kinds.

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      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Jan P.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/thrifty-chicken-with-breanne-heath'> Thrifty Chicken </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"My husband was unexpectedly home for the weekend and he decided to take the class with me - this man does not cook! Fortunately the hands-on experience of cutting our chicken - held his interest and mine too! We will be buying whole chickens and using our new-found skill! The bonus of this class was the chicken that Breanne and Ariel prepared - so yummy - recipes and methods that we will use over and over. \r\nThe other bonus of the class was the camaraderie that was shared with other class participants and the instructors. What a fun experience!\r\nThank you!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Jan P.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/delicious-homemade-mustard-with-breanne-heath'> Delicious Homemade Mustard </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"It will be a mustard making Christmas this year! This class was so tasty - learned a lot and had such a good time! Breanne is a great, insightful teacher - I will be looking for other classes to take with her!","teacher_response":null}
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      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Amy D.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/thrifty-chicken-with-breanne-heath'> Thrifty Chicken </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was such an awesome class! No longer will I buy chicken breasts at the grocery store. Whole chickens or bust. Breanne has an amazing kitchen to learn in, and the meal afterwards was fantastic.","teacher_response":null}
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      Breanne is a certified horticulturalist and teaches at an urban farm. She also designed and built a rooftop farm in the city nearly five years ago, where she grows all kinds of fruits and vegetables and tries not to let anything go to waste by preserving everything. For the past six years, Breanne,has taught adult and youth classes in organic agriculture, cider-brewing, composting, canning, grafting fruit trees, fermenting and urban foraging.


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