Seed-Saving Skills at Glynwood Workshop

Seeds and Salsa Workshop with Erin Enouen from Hudson Valley Seed Library

On Saturday, Aug. 18, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Glynwood will offer up Seeds and Salsa, a “delicious” afternoon of learning home-garden seed-saving skills. Participants will gain in-depth skills for saving seeds from tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cilantro, onions and garlic, all while making salsa fresca. Cucurbits, brassicas and flowers will also be covered. There will be time for questions and answers while snacking on the salsa. There will also be take-home handouts with seed-saving info. Be sure to bring a jar to take home any leftovers.

Erin Enouen is the sales manager and demonstration gardener of the Hudson Valley Seed Library, a small seed company devoted to producing organically grown seed for home gardeners as well as fostering a regional seed-saving community. Before joining the Seed Library, she owned and operated a small farm business for three years, where she grew vegetables for 50 households. Enouen loves growing and eating food, and she is always on the lookout for rare and interesting varieties that she can trial in the garden and eventually make available through the Seed Library.

The Seed Library started in a small, rural public library as a type of cooperative community seed exchange. Members could check out seeds — just like a library book — then grow the seeds in their home gardens and save seed at the end of the season to return to the library. Now, founder Ken Greene and his partner Doug Muller have grown the project into a farm-based business. The company has an online seed catalog for gardeners everywhere and has expanded its Seed Library membership program. “Seeds are living histories,” says Greene. “The best way to keep their cultural and genetic legacies alive is to get the seeds into the dirty hands of caring gardeners.”

More info about the Seed Library and the full seed catalog can be found at seedlibrary.org.

Advance registration will ensure you a seat.  Payment may be made when registering or at the door. To register, call Anita Barber at 845-265-3338. For more information, visit glynwood.org.


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