An ACORN Event

Intermediate-level Seed Production Workshop & Field Day

Date(s) Wednesday August 10, 2016 from 10 am - 2:30 pm

Knowlesville Art & Nature Centre, 111 Simms Rd., Knowlesville, NB

Intermediate-level Seed Production Workshop & Field Day

Saving seed from vegetables is fairly simple. Saving high-quality seed, however, is a bit more challenging.

Join Janet Wallace and Greg Wingate of Mapple Farm at the Knowlesville Art and Nature Centre for a discussion of the intricacies of saving seed. The workshop will briefly overview the basic principles, such as isolation distances, minimum population size and processing seeds. Participants will explore ways to circumvent the isolation distances by controlling pollination and learn the value of locally adapted landraces. We will discuss the uses of cross-pollinated seed and also how to save seed from biennials. The day will include a hands-on demo of seed cleaning equipment and a Q&A session in the garden. Though all are welcome, this workshop is designed for seed savers who already have a basic skill set in seed saving.

This field day is offered in partnership with “Catch the Wave” Seed Library, Woodstock, NB. Thanks to funding from The Bauta Family Initiative and Echo Foundation, we are able to offer this workshop for free to ACORN & Catch the Wave members. For all others the cost of the workshop will be $15 with lunch included.

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Steph Hughes at or (902) 453-4455 to register and pay by Friday August 5, 2016.