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Workshop on Hand Pollination
July 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Free
The Freed Seed Federation and the Young Farmer Network are collaborating for an evening of plant sex! Heron Breen (Fedco Seeds) and Hannah Traggis (Massachusetts Horticultural Society) will be instructing participants in hand pollination for seed saving and plant breeding. This basic but crucial skill will empower folks to ensure varietal purity in seed growing, and make crosses for new varieties in the garden or on the farm. The focus will primarily be on squash, tomatoes, and peppers. Tools will be provided, as well as food and refreshments. Though there will likely be plenty to eat, feel free to bring something to share. This event is free. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we have a realistic expectation of group size and can plan accordingly. Held July 17th, with food at 5pm, and workshop from 6-8pm. Located at Ivory Silo Farm in Westport MA.