CCECS offers seed saving workshop

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Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers an introductory seed saving workshop on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. – noon in UH Hilo’s PB-7 Meeting Room. The cost is $45.

Seed Saving for the Home Gardener will teach participants how to save and store high quality, locally adapted seeds for use in their garden or for sharing in the community. Topics will include basic reproductive biology of flowering plants, processing techniques, equipment, best storage practices and germination testing.

Instructor Ilana Stout is an avid gardener and sustainability educator. She has taught in Hawaiʻi for over 10 years and is currently a lecturer at Hawaiʻi Community College.

Materials will be provided. However, students are encouraged to bring any seeds they would like to share in a seed exchange at the end of the class, along with a quart-size airtight container to use in creating a seed bank.

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