Maine School Garden Intensive 2015: Plant Breeding, May 2

garden2015_2-1Maine School Garden Intensive 2015: Plant Breeding
Maine Agriculture in the Classroom: K–12 Educator Training Workshop
Location: Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Winslow, ME
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Time: 8 am – 3:30 pm

Building on last year’s superb seed saving intensive, this spring, members of the Johnny’s Selected Seeds plant breeding department, in collaboration with MAITC, will guide participants through the process by which your favorite vegetable varieties are developed. The Johnny’s breeding program uses traditional breeding methods, guiding the genetics of both self-pollinating and cross-pollinating crops by selecting and hand pollinating. Come learn more about where your hybrid and open-pollinated seeds come from and methods of developing your own new and exciting varieties, including hands-on pollination activities and exploration of curriculum connections at all levels.

The cost for the full day program is $35 ($45 after April 25) and includes “Local foods” lunch. Scholarships are available. All participants will receive Certificates for 6 contact hours or .6 CEU’s.

 Contact: MAITC at 287-5522 or maitc@maine.gov

Flyer: http://www.agclassroom.org/me/programs/pdf/garden_day2015.pdf

For more information: http://www.agclassroom.org/me/programs/garden_day.htm

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