We had an extremely successful seed saving workshop put on by our good friend Steve Peters (formerly of Seeds of Change and now with his own project called “Seed Revolution Now”). About 20 local farmers, farm interns/employees attended. After seeing some of Steve’s projects at Fifth Crow in the field, everyone bundled up to get some more standard schooling on the challenges and advantages of farm seed production.
Steve has been doing a couple seed projects here at Fifth Crow this season- a breeding project on open pollinated broccoli and napa cabbage, and a pea trial. He’s also helping us figure out how to integrate more seed saving into our operation. This spring we’ll be replanting a bunch of heirloom Italian cylindrical Beets so that we can save seed on them.