Monday, December 09, 2013

Get Farming! Keep Farming! Saving Seeds from the Farm or Garden (& Seed Exchange)

Saturday, January 11, 10am to 3pm
Grow Benzie, 5884 M-115 (Frankfort Hwy), Benzonia

Saving seeds can benefit growers in many ways, including preservation of rare varieties, adapting favorites to your growing conditions, planting the freshest possible seeds, and saving money. Three local seed saving enthusiasts will provide specific information on saving seeds. 

Bring seeds to sell, trade, or give away; table space will be provided at no cost. Bring a dish to pass for a potluck lunch. A donation of $7 ($10 for families) is suggested.

Presenters:    Craig Schaaf, Golden Rule Farm; Casey Dunagua, Five Springs Farm; Mike Kiessel, Leelanau County plant breeder. 

10am - 11am:  

Craig Schaaf  on seed saving: expect an inspiring and informative talk 

Potluck lunch

1pm - 3pm:   
Discuss seed saving technique with other presenters, one-one-one and in small groups 
PLUS seed sales and exchange. 

Get Farming! Keep Farming! partners include USDA, ISLAND, NW Michigan Food & Farming Network, Michigan Land Use Institute, and Michigan State University Extension. 

For information, contact Jim Sluyter at 231-889-0199,, or visit

This program is supported by the USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

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