On Tuesday, January 17th, several members of the garden committee headed downtown for a workshop on Seed Starting given by the Slow Food Alliance.
Please Note- For anyone who is interested, their next workshop is scheduled for February 12 at Rabbit Shadow Farm and covers techniques for Plant Propagation.
They did give us loads of helpful information, but I think that the real reason we made the drive was for the FREE seeds they were giving away.
Everything was organized into boxes by plant family.
And each of us left with several handfuls (or more) to bring back to the school's garden.
They even had flower seeds... the better to entice happy little pollinators into our garden with.
Gigia Kolouch and Andrew Nowak also created some super helpful packets, full of recipes, information on planting and a bunch of activity guides.
Activity Guide: Sensory Education (SFD- Seed-to-Table School Food Program)
Activity Guide: Plant Cultivation (SFD- Seed-to-Table School Food Program)
Stay tuned for more info on when we'll be getting some of these seeds growing. Because nothing gets you more excited for Spring than starting seeds in the cold of Winter.