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Seed Saving for Profit and Production

  • Southern Exposure Seed Exchange 1259 Indian Creek Rd Mineral, VA (map)
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Seed Saving for Profit and Production

MAY 22, 2019
5PM-7PM

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and Acorn Community Farm
1259 Indian Creek Rd • Mineral, VA

This workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited.



Preservation of seeds is one of the foundations of sustainable food production. Learn why seed saving matters and how GMO agriculture, consolidation in the seed industry, loss of genetic diversity, and  rapid decline in the number of active seed savers among black farmers affects your farm or garden. 

Ira Wallace of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange author of Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast will present this workshop where you can learn the basics of seed saving, seed cleaning and seed production for your own farm and issues to consider when deciding whether selling seeds directly to gardeners or contracting for sales to independent seed companies both organic and non-organic will add to the bottom line on  your farm.

For more information, contact Michael Carter Jr at (804) 691-0490 or micarter@vsu.edu  or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office (smallfarm@vsu.edu) or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.





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