Herb Society: Saving Seeds and Harvesting History, February 3

Saving Seeds and Harvesting History
Northeast Seacoast Herb Society
Venue: Strawbery Banke Visitor Center, 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 7pm
Fee: $8 ($5 for Strawbery Banke Museum and Herb Society members)

A tremendous amount of information is held within the confines of a seed. Each individual seed contains a unique and rich story that continues to be written today. Not only its genetic makeup and characteristic traits make a tomato taste like a tomato, but also the plant’s natural and human-selected evolution play their parts. Why are only certain varieties available from the seed companies? Why are backyard gardeners enamored with heirloom vegetables? Olivia Saunders from UNH Cooperative Extension will answer these questions while telling the story of the American seed industry. She will also review seed harvesting basics so you can become a seed saver yourself.

This program takes place at 7pm at Strawbery Banke Museum’s Visitor Center (14 Hancock Street). Admission is $8 ($5 for Strawbery Banke Museum and Herb Society members). Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Rie Sluder at 603-642-7034 or email nesunit@gmail.com.

For more information: http://www.northeastseacoastunit.org/Lecture1.html

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