A days workshop that will bring you up to speed with the practicalities of seed saving as well as the historical roots and contemporary political situation of this key agricultural practice.
Every vegetable and plant we grow wants to produce seed, and yet seed growing is only done by a very few growers across the country. With so much of our food and seed autonomy under threat now is the time to regain an understanding of seed.
This is a workshop and skill share aimed at helping gardeners and growers understand more about saving seed on a small to medium scale.
During the day we will explore:
– Theory and principles of saving seed and choosing crops for seed
– Politics of seed saving, why it is important and organising for seed sovereignty- Practical sessions- Factors that influence seed quality
The practical session will be led by Ashley Wheeler of Trill Farm, a professional market gardener who has been growing at Trill Farm for 5 years. During his time at Trill he has been saving seed for herb, vegetable and salad crops and has been instrumental in establishing the group, the South West Seed Savers. The political session will be led by Humphrey Lloyd and Lynne Davis who are both growers and activists with the Landworkers Allaince.
Wednesday the 30th of September 10am-3pm
The Edible Futures packing shed Feed Bristol, Frenchay Park rd, BS16 1HB
£15 for members of the Landworkers Alliance.
£25 for non-members. (Membership will be available on the day should you wish to join.)
Please get in touch if the cost is prohibitive.
Humphrey Lloyd 07702810555
Wheel Hoe Making Workshop
This workshop teaches you how to make your own wheel hoe out of bike parts and scrap metal. This DIY solution could save you upto £500, and empower you with the skills to make other tools in the future.
This workshop will to share this design of this DIT wheel hoe and demonstrate how to make your own. We are aiming to make two wheel hoes and attachments for them during the workshop, which will then be used by the community growing projects Sims Hill Shared Harvest and Edible Futures.
The workshop will be on the evening of Wednesday 30th September for donations only.
For further details and to book a space please contact Bruce at:
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/541712785981975/541712802648640/
More info: +447794005702