The Great American Seed-Up is once again setting up shop in Phoenix. This “pop-up” seed market will be returning to the North Phoenix Baptist Church at 5757 N Central on Saturday, October 29th, 2016. Two sessions are available: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The event will feature a seed bazaar overflowing with bulk quantities of popular vegetable, wildflower, flower and herb seed varieties available at deep discounts. Families, community groups, and interested individuals are welcome to shop for seeds and take in seed knowledge firsthand from expert presenters. All varieties for sale will be specially chosen for their ability to thrive in hot, dry desert climates. Many are the same varieties sourced by the top seed companies—but at a quarter of the cost!
Throughout the day, workshops and presentations with seed experts will educate and inspire attendees with practical knowledge about the techniques and benefits of seed saving. Scheduled presenters include Bill McDorman (Seedsave.org, Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance), Greg Peterson (Urban Farm University) and Kari Spencer (The MicroFarm Project). Discussion topics will include: how to save seeds, planting and starting seeds, and how to properly store your new seeds.
Tickets are $7.50 and include a copy of Bill McDorman’s Basic Seed Saving booklet. Register at GreatAmericanSeedUp.org, with an option of entry during two sessions: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30, or 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance registration is required online at GreatAmericanSeedUp.org. The Great American Seed-Up is presented by Seedsave.org in collaboration with Urban Farm University, the MicroFarm Project, and Grow Phoenix.