Join us to learn about seed saving!

Come out this winter and learn how to grow and save your own seeds with us!

This informal group of your neighbors will be meeting to discuss how to we can grow and save seeds from our own plants, maintain the isolation distances required, decide how many plants are needed, and share our knowledge on harvesting (how do you know when the seeds are ready, etc.) and of course storing seeds for use next year.

We will start by discussing an excellent book on saving seedBreed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving, 2nd ed. by  Carol Deppe

Our textbook!
Our textbook!

If you can read the chapters ahead of time that would be helpful, but not necessary.

We will start with Part II:  Seed Saving Practice;

  • Chapter 16 (Introduction to Seed Saving)
  • Chapter 17(Growing Seed) and
  • Chapter 18(Isolation)

… for the first week (Wednesday, January 13; 7:00-8:00pm)

As long as there is interest, we will continue meeting in the First Floor Meeting Room of the Amherst Town Hall (comfortable chairs) on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm throughout January and February.  The dates are:

  1. January 13
  2. January 27
  3. February 2
  4. February 24

Please plan to join us and BRING A FRIEND!

If you choose to buy the book, here are some places to get it:

If you are not on the email list to get updates about this group, please contact John Gerber and request to be on the Amherst Saves Seeds listserve.


Grow Food Amherst is working to create a more resilient community by encouraging residents of Amherst and the surrounding towns to grow and buy healthy and affordable food locally. 

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