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Seed Keeping: Storytelling, Liberation & How to Save Seeds

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Photo: Owen Taylor

During this workshop with farmer-activist Owen Taylor, founder of True Love Seeds, we’ll tell stories embodied in our ancestors’ seeds and discuss the political context that makes seed keeping essential today. We’ll also explore the basic science behind saving seeds, such as flower anatomy, isolation distance, and taxonomy. And, after touring Owen’s seed crop production site at Mill Hollow Farm, you’ll harvest and clean both wet and dry seeds using common kitchen tools. 

True Love Seeds is a food-sovereignty-based collaboration between rural and urban farmers that stretches from Philadelphia to states across the U.S. Owen sees seeds as a way to connect to our past, as well as our collective future. “When we keep our seeds,” he comments, “we hold on to our freedom.”

Additional information

  • This event includes lunch for those who register at least five business days before the event. If you register after this date, lunch is not guaranteed—please plan accordingly. You are welcome to bring your own food.
  • This event qualifies for one SmartStart credit through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart allows young and beginning farmers to earn credits toward a reduced interest rate on a new AgChoice loan by attending educational events.


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Date: Sat, October 5, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Mill Hollow Farm
4701 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Cost: Member | $15 Non-member | $20

Event Category: PASA Events