Monday, May 18, 2015

West County Community Seed Exchange Monthly Gathering! Saturday May 30th

West County Community Seed Exchange
Monthly Gathering!
Saturday May 30th
St Stephen’s Church   500 Robinson Road, Sebastopol

11:00-12:00 Join us for a tour of our SEED GARDEN and SEED LIBRARY

Come for an informative tour of the county's only Community  SEED Garden.  
Learn about what we are saving seed from and how we do it. Learn how to check out seed and also how to bring seed in and how we care for the inventory. Find out about some of the interesting varieties being grown out for seed- such as the :

 Chimayo Pepper- an ancient heirloom from the mountains of New Mexico.It’s  sweet, complex, flavor makes this a great base for chili powder and enchilada sauce. 

Painted Mountain Corn- a colorful Montana mountain corn for milling flour. Selected by Dave Christensen from a strain of Mandan Indian corn for earliness and cold-hardiness - the ultimate survival food.  Also good for short seasons with low temperatures- like West Sonoma County.

Nutri Bud Broccoli-a wonderful  open pollinated broccoli bred in Oregon by plant breeder, Dr. Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds. This is the broccoli to grow for flavor. The sweetest, richest & possibly the most nutritious broccoli for spring & fall. 

9:00 - 10:30 – Join the work party in the Seed Garden- help finish up the spring planting!!!

                 9:00 - 11:00 – Seed Library OPEN- drop in anytime between these hours to check out the hundreds of varieties of  locally grown seeds!Pick up seeds for your late spring planting like beans, summer and winter squash, corn,  lettuces and greens and lots of flowers!


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