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Great American Seed-Up To Take Place in Phoenix, Arizona
Local seed saving festival will center on seed diversity and education
Farmers and gardeners across the Southwest will soon have a unique opportunity to collect, share, and learn about local seeds. On Saturday, October 31st, the Great American Seed-Up will take place in Phoenix, Arizona at North Phoenix Baptist Church.
Imagine walking into a room filled with over 50 varieties of seeds ready to literally be scooped up and taken home for planting or saving. This is exactly what the Great American Seed-Up is all about. “The idea is to give valley residents and opportunity to learn about seed saving, and then to harvest as many pounds or ounces of seed to take home,” says Greg Peterson, Urban Farm Founder and local seed saver. We are partnering with the Uptown Phoenix Farmers Market and holding the event at North Phoenix Baptist Church at 5757 N Central Ave, Phx 85012.
The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and feature a seed bazaar with bulk quantities of popular vegetable seed varieties available for purchase at bulk discounts. Attendees are encouraged to buy and share the seeds with their neighborhood and community groups to spur local gardening and seed saving efforts.
“We’re trying to get seeds in the hands of the people,” says Seed-Up co-organizer Bill McDorman of Seedsave.org. “The more seed diversity we have growing in our neighborhood gardens and backyard plots, the more resilient we’ll be as a community. These seeds are the best varieties we can find in bulk to help you start your seed saving adventure.”
Also featured at the Seed-Up will be presentations and workshops with seed experts to spread knowledge about traditional and modern seed saving practices. Discussion topics will include: how to save and store seeds, planting and starting seeds, how to start a seed library, how to properly store your new seeds and how to grow a garden using your new seeds. Full details and a line-up of speakers will be available as the event approaches.
Tickets are $5.
The Great American Seed-Up is presented by Seedsave.org, The Urban Farm, the Micro Farm Project, and Grow PHX.