Seed Saving Basics: Cultivating Community Resilience

Come explore the value of saving seed through a bio-cultural lense with brief group discussion regarding the GMO concerns and collective seed stewardship.  This course will further cover in greater depth seed saving basics for the three major plant families most commonly found in our gardens. These are Brassicas, Solanaceaes, Legumes, but also a few common regionally grown crops such as corn and amaranth in our region.   We shall cover quality discernment for seed, harvest and storage techniques for viability, regional seed resources, and garden planning for seed saving.
Workshop Presenter  



Rachel Marie Bennett moved to Durango in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University in Sustainable Development/Agroecological Systems.  She loves exploring wild cultivars and traditional regional ecological stewardship practices through local guidance.  Her focus in our area has been cooperative development aligned with earth restoration initiatives. She currently coordinates the Southwest Seed Library based in Durango.  She is also an administrator in The Mother Earth Restoration Trust.  In spare time She experiments with sustainable home practices, particularly in her backyard garden.  It is her intention to continue supporting an awareness of collective stewardship in bio-cultrual regeneration of our natural systems through education and engagement with communities of our region.   

Cost: FREE
This workshop is provided FREE thanks to the La Plata Conservation District and grant from the Colorado State Conservation Board Natural Resources Matching Grants Program.

NOTE: In order to reserve your spot you must register on the La Plata Conservation District Website HERE.

Find the full list of Ohana Kuleana Community Garden workshops HERE. Find the full list of Conservation Education workshops HERE.

Do you need Childcare during this workshop?

$5 per child ages 3-10 (All ages welcome)
NOTE: Minimum of 3 kids needed before childcare will be provided

Fun and educational garden activities
On-site at the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden
Parent must provide snack
Must sign up minimum 1-week in advance (Sign up by Wednesday, September 14th). 
To request childcare please email


Registration is required.

You must register on the La Plata Conservation District Website HERE. 

September 21, 2016 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ohana Kuleana Community Garden
564 E 30th St
Durango, CO 81301
United States
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