What do you see here?
What if it could be so much more?
Last week, we hosted our community seed saving workshop at the Hub, where our seed-savvy leaders, Kendra and Hannah, revealed the magical potential held within the heart of this single fruit. This tomato holds upwards of 50 seeds, all with the potential energy to become tomato-bearing plants themselves. Hundreds of tomatoes at our fingertips!
It's not just tomatoes that hold this incredible potential.
It's squash and cucumbers, it's potatoes and flowers!
Kendra and Hannah showed the group how, with some very basic materials, nearly any fruit, vegetable, herb or flower from the garden (or sometimes even the grocery store) can multiply into much much more!
Beyond walking us through the logistics of saving seeds, they also gave the scientific background on how different types of seeds work!
Ever thought about your plants being male or female? Considered the role of bees? Sometimes you might even have to help pollinate the plants yourself! And working with hybrids can be quite the gamble! It seems that planting your own seeds can provide you with an intimate insight into how Nature does her work!
food security, and community strength!
Come on by to check it out, take some seeds, ask some questions, and continue to develop the beautiful community we are all building together here!
Let's all put that bloom in Bloomington! :)
And join us for our next garden workshop, Wild Edibles! Tuesday, September 20th! 1:30-3:00 pm!
Or our next kitchen workshop, Fermentation! Wednesday, September 14th, 6:00-8:00 pm!
so you can be part of the fun!