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Resource Sun Feb 08 2009

Grow your own food

UPDATE: Sorry, folks. This was not intended to be a public event. We'll post about future public events when they occur.

If you've been considering growing your own food but are mostly interested in heirloom varieties, then The Seed Archive may be able to help you find seeds that fit your needs. It is located at 2446 South Sawyer Avenue and keeps a storehouse of viable seeds which they will loan you as long as you plant them, nurture them, and then return twice that number of seeds to them at harvest time so they can share them with others.

If you've been interested in trying to start a garden, but don't know how to sow, or germinate, or fertilize then they've got an event on Sunday February 15th that will help teach you more about what you need to know.

From 3pm to 5pm is the Swap'n'Store where you can bring seeds that you've gathered from your own plants and swap them with other's seeds, or donate them for future pick-up. 5pm to 7pm is a workshop that covers the basics about starting seeds, sowing, cross-pollinating, seed-collection, and seed storage. They'll also have some tasty veggie posole to share, but you're asked to bring your own beverage.

 
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MrBrownThumb / February 9, 2009 12:58 PM

I'm glad GB reminded me of this event so I make note of it on my calendar.

MrBrownThumb / February 10, 2009 11:38 AM

I contacted the organizer of this event yesterday. I was surprised by her nasty attitude.I'd rather buy genetically modified seeds than deal with her and her issues.

Cinnamon / February 13, 2009 6:03 PM

Sorry, MrBrownThumb. I found out today this wasn't intended to be a public posting. If you have links to other resources for non GMO seeds, feel free to post them or send them to drivethru@gapersblock.com.

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