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Seed Saving Workshop and Discussion with Will Bonsall

Saturday, November 18 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: meeting room (5)
Audience: Adults

Portland Public Library is pleased to partner with Maine Foodscapes to bring Maine seed saving legend, Will Bonsall, to the Main Library on Saturday, November 18th for a seed saving workshop. The program will take place in meeting room #5.

Why save your own seeds? There are many reasons, more control over what you grow, more varieties available, to preserve rare varieties, cultivate cold hardy varieties, economics… or an act of resistance against an increasingly aggressive industrial agriculture system.

Join us to learn more about the importance of crop diversity, how to save your own seeds, or how to start a garden with seeds from PPL’s seed library.

About the Speaker
Will Bonsall, director of the Scatterseed Project, is best known for his work in preserving crop diversity. His past occupations are as varied as his seed collection and includes draftsman, prospector, hobo, gravedigger, logger, musician, language teacher, and artist, among others. In addition to farming and seed saving, Bonsall is currently an active author. His works include Through the Eyes of a Stranger and Will Bonsall’s Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening.

About Maine Foodscapes
Maine Foodscapes strives to provide socially stimulating, fun, and informative hands-on cooking and gardening workshops, garden-based education in K-5 schools during the school year and the summer months, as well as offer collaborative garden raising opportunities that empower individuals and communities. Maine Foodscapes has three branches it’s currently piloting projects within and plans to launch in full September 2018.