The MN SEED Project was created in 2020 to encourage growers to save seeds. In 2021 our project focused on native plants and preserving regionally adapted seeds while creating a local seed economy and community of practice around seed saving skills. Courtney will discuss seed-saving basics you can apply to your garden and share the results of the 2021 project.
About the presenter: When she was a toddler, Courtney Tchida‘s family often found her munching on peas in the garden. It seems she was destined for a career in growing food! With a degree in Environmental Horticulture, a master’s in Agricultural Education, and a certificate in Permaculture Design, Courtney loves teaching others how to grow sustainably and have success (and fun!) in the garden. Her favorite plant? It’s a tie between white Dutch clover (which she calls “magic”) and giant ground cherries (because they taste like passion fruit).