Glasgow Seed School

Wet Seed Processing

Sun 1 August 2021

Ripening tomatoes on the vine.

Tomatoes on the vine

Learn how to save seed from tomatoes, and other fruiting plants.

Join Alkmini Gkousiari and Rowan Lear, for a workshop in processing tomato seeds for seed-saving. Get hands-on with extracting seeds and pulp, learn air-drying and fermentation methods, and the importance of drying, labelling and protecting seeds from contamination.

We will also discuss how to wet-process aubergine, squash or courgette seeds later in the season.

This workshop is aimed at anyone who is growing tomatoes or other fruiting plants, and would like to learn how to process the seeds and deposit them in the library.

About the contributors

Alkmini Gkousiari is a Greek artist living and working in Glasgow. She grew up partly in Athens and partly in a small rural village called Ilias, which gave her a close connection to the ground as she was surrounded by people that worked the land. Within her art practice she engages with storytelling and oral histories. She is currently working as an assistant for Glasgow Seed Library.

Glasgow Seed School is a season of free workshops, talks and events. It aims to nurture seed stewardship and help growers build climate, food and community resilience. It is organised by Glasgow Seed Library, in collaboration with friends and partner organisations across the city.

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Event Type

Talks & Events

Location

Lambhill Stables Community Garden, 11 Canal Bank North, Glasgow, G22 6RD

Time

Morning session 10am - 12noon
Afternoon session 1pm - 3pm

Ages

All ages

Ticketing

Free but ticketed

Additional info:

Adults are welcome to bring children under supervision – you do not need to book a place for someone aged under 12.

The workshop will take place outdoors on uneven ground. We are developing wheelchair access to the site, but this is currently limited. If you would like further details, or have other access requests, please email glasgowseedlibrary@cca-glasgow.com.