Discover seed-saving skills that have sustained food production for millennia.
Learn basic techniques for collecting, cleaning, drying and storing seed. Get involved and save seed that is diverse, resilient and adapted to local conditions.
What you’ll learn:
How plants reproduce from seed
Dry and wet seed processing techniques
Methods for collecting, storing and labelling your seeds
Hands on experience collecting seeds from locally adapted edible plants
What you’ll get:
Small group size with experienced edible gardener
6 Packets of seed to take home
There are 2 sessions available
Do not attend Sydney City Farm events if you are unwell
Please do not attend if you are unwell or have any signs of cold or flu including a cough, sore/scratchy throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a fever. We respectfully advise that you will not be permitted to enter. You will be required to fill in a quick online wellness check survey the day before your education program.
When you arrive at Sydney City Farm
When you arrive to attend an education session, scan the QR code at the entry and enter your name and phone number or email address. You must do this each time you attend. If you don’t have a phone that can do this, ask a staff member to assist you. This is a NSW Health requirement and will be used for contact tracing purposes only if necessary.
When at the Sydney City Farm event
notify staff if you start to feel unwell
you may be required to wear masks at indoor venues
maintain 1.5 m physical distance from all people including staff
wash or sanitise your hands on entry and regularly after that
you are welcome to bring your own gardening gloves. Gloves will be supplied to volunteers and education participants who do not bring their own
follow volunteer and education participant hygiene protocols discussed at start of session
wipe down equipment that you use or touch with the sanitising wipes supplied