Glasgow Seed Library
Keeping the Seeds
Sat 21 October 2023
Lunaria or Honesty seeds in a seedsaving workshop at Kinning Park Complex, 2022. Photo: Rowan Lear
What flourished this year? Do you have seeds to share?
Join Glasgow Seed Library for a practical workshop in seedkeeping, hosted by Woodlands Community. Learn different harvest techniques and timing, dry seed extraction and cleaning, wet seed processing and fermenting, storage and labelling.
As well as getting hands-on, there will be space to share our seed stories and experiences with growing. We’ll also discuss ideas and strategies for seed justice in Scotland and around the world.
Bring your seeds to be processed: pea, bean and brassica pods should be dried and crispy for podding; tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers can be brought as whole fruits; squash and courgette should be left on the plant until they harden into gourds and marrows; wildflower, lettuce and other seeds should be gathered as whole dried seed heads. Anything else, bring it along and we’ll work it out together!
The workshop will take place outside but under cover, so please dress appropriately for the weather and rough ground. Accompanied children of all ages are very welcome but please note that the workshop material will be aimed at adults.
We are running seedkeeping workshops across Glasgow this Autumn, so it is likely we are coming to a garden near you!
About the organisers
Organised by Glasgow Seed Library and hosted by Woodlands Community.
Set up over a decade ago as a community garden space in the west of Glasgow, Woodlands Community now runs a variety of spaces, programmes and events that bring people together to empower community action and foster a sense of belonging.
Glasgow Seed Library is a collection of seeds and a community of growers. The library stocks organic and open-pollinated vegetable, herb and flower seeds for everyone to borrow, grow and save. Throughout the year, Glasgow Seed Library organises free workshops, talks and events around seed skills, community growing and earth care.
Woodlands Community is fully wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other access needs.
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