By Chris Amor
Roughly 20 people attended a fantastic Seed Saving Skills session hosted by Karral Millar on the 5th of March at the Sustainability Activity Centre. It was a fantastic opportunity for those newer to seed saving to get a 101 introductory, and a chance for those more experienced seed savers to brush up and share their knowledge.
The group shared the pros and cons of seed saving (lots more pros than cons) and Karral broke down the basic technique differences between saving wet and dry seeds and how to test for seed viability. For more info on this see the resources on our website:
Karral also gave a demo of cleaning seeds using Seed Savers Albury Wodonga’s seed sieves and a small group busied themselves cleaning seed they had brought with them. The rest of the evening was spent sharing food and seedlings, depositing and withdrawing from the seedbank, and sharing the many success and failure stories from the strange growing season we have had.
A fantastic evening and a great way to kick of the year for the Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga group. See you at the next one.
Big thanks to Chris for sharing his notes from this event!