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How to Save your Own Seeds Online Talk - 27th September

Wednesday 27 September 2023
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Seed saving Heritage Seed Library
Book before 13th September and take advantage of our Early Bird ticket prices!

Join our Heritage Seed Library team for this practical workshop to learn how best to save seed from your own seasonal veg. This online talk will cover:

  • Why save seeds?
  • Easy crops to get started with.
  • Pollination methods.
  • Drying and storing techniques.

Course overview:

HSL Seed Officer Lucy Shepherd and Lead Horticulturalist Marcin Salnikow will introduce you to saving seed from easier crops, including planning, growing, seed cleaning, drying and storage methods for a range of vegetable types.

Everything will be based on the methods that have been refined over many years at the Heritage Seed Library. You'll also see firsthand some of the varieties in our heritage seed collection and the stories behind them, and look at the reasons why they are saved.

Course level:


Course leaders: HSL Team

HSL Seed Officer Lucy Shepherd has worked for our Heritage Seed Library for many years, helping to decide what's grown onsite each year by our Seed Guardians and contract growers.

HSL Lead Horticulturalist Marcin Salnikow oversees seed production from planning through growing to harvest. He's responsible for making sure all plants are healthy and cultivated to Soil Association standards, with the focus on achieving high yields and best quality seeds.


Member & Non Member
£15 standard price: member £10 early bird price: member
£17.50 standard price: non-member £12.50 early bird price: non-member