The Great American Seed Up!
An Incredible Hands On Seed Saving Experience
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The Great American Seed Up
Friday Eve & Saturday
September 22 & 23, 2017
Friday Evening Sept 22nd – 5pm to 9pm!
Doors open for seed buying at 5pm and you can buy seeds till 9pm.
Seed: the Untold Story – featuring Bill McDorman starts at 6:30 w Q&A.
Saturday Sept 23rd – 10am to 2pm!
Doors open for seed buying at 10am and you can buy seeds till 2pm.
Seed Saving, Storage and Starting Classes – Happening throughout the day.
Held at Uptown Farmers Market &
North Phoenix Baptist Church 5757 N Central, 85012
Your Friday Evening Seed Up registration includes a showing of Seed: The Untold Story
Both Friday & Saturday tickets include recorded versions of 3 seed classes!
Local seed saving festival will center on seed diversity and education
After the phenomenal success of our first two Great American Seed Up events – farmers and gardeners across the Southwest will have another unique opportunity to collect, preserve and learn about local seeds once again. On September 22 & 23, 2017 the Great American Seed-Up will take place in Phoenix, Arizona at Uptown Farmer’s Market which is held at North Phoenix Baptist Church. Here is how it works.
- Register for your choice of days ($7.50, Friday Eve includes Seed The Untold Story & Sat includes Seed Classes)
- Attend the event, take classes
- Scoop your seeds!!!
Imagine walking into a room filled with over 60 varieties of seeds ready to literally be scooped up and taken home for planting or saving. This is exactly what the Great American Seed-Up is all about. “The idea is to give valley residents and opportunity to learn about seed saving, and then to harvest as many pounds or ounces of seed to take home,” says Greg Peterson, Urban Farm Founder and local seed saver. We are partnering with the Uptown Phoenix Farmers Market and holding the event at North Phoenix Baptist Church at 5757 N Central Ave, Phx 85012. The event features a seed bazaar with bulk quantities of popular vegetable seed varieties available for purchase at bulk discounts. Attendees are encouraged to buy and share the seeds with their neighborhood and community groups to spur local gardening and seed saving efforts. “We’re trying to get seeds in the hands of the people,” says Seed-Up co-organizer Bill McDorman of Seedsave.org. “The more seed diversity we have growing in our neighborhood gardens and backyard plots, the more resilient we’ll be as a community. These seeds are the best varieties we can find in bulk to help you start your seed saving adventure.” Also featured at the Seed-Up will be presentations and workshops with seed experts to spread knowledge about traditional and modern seed saving practices. Discussion topics will include: how to save and store seeds, planting and starting seeds, how to start a seed library, how to properly store your new seeds and how to grow a garden using your new seeds. Full details and a line-up of speakers will be available as the event approaches. The Great American Seed-Up is presented by Seedsave.org, The Urban Farm, the Micro Farm Project, and Grow PHX.