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Upper Valley Seed Savers

 

 

 

Welcome!

This workspace is for the Upper Valley Seed Savers to keep track of things we do.

We also hope that it is a useful resource for anyone who happens to come across it.

 

The easiest way to navigate this site is by following the links toward the bottom of this page.

Links with asterisks are a good place to start if you are a beginner seed saver. 

 

Who We Are

The Upper Valley Seed Savers is a group of gardeners and farmers who meet monthly in an effort to increase our seed saving knowledge and create a local collection of seeds that would support a year-round food supply. We have varying degrees of seed saving and gardening experience. Some of us have large gardens where we grow much of our own food, some of us have small gardens where we grow whatever we can fit. Some have farms or businesses related to growing vegetables and seeds.

We do not have a central location where we keep our seeds. Each person is responsible for storing the seeds they grow. We have a yearly seed swap in December or January. This wiki represents an effort to keep track of the seeds we grow, of seed projects we are involved in, and to be a resource for the group and any others who are lucky enough to find us.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Upper Valley Seed Savers is to save seed of open-pollinated vegetable and herb varieties that have regional history, exceptional flavor, good storage capabilities, particular beauty, or are in danger of becoming unavailable commercially, and that contribute to a locally-grown, year-round food supply.

 

Goals/Vision

1. To develop and share our knowledge of seed saving

2. To identify and preserve open-pollinated varieties that thrive in our area

3. To build a collection of locally grown seeds that extend the season and help feed us year-round

4. To create a community-based seed saving network that will enhance our own community and serve as a model for other communities

 

Monthly Meetings

Winter: The April meeting will be our last winter meeting. See below. Stay tuned for next winter's place and time.

Summer: 4:00 PM on 2nd Sunday of each month at members' gardens. Locations are decided at the beginning of the season. 

 

We welcome new members to our meetings.  Contact us. 

 

 

Next UVSS Meeting - Sunday, April 14 at 3:30 PM

We will meet in the upstairs library/meeting room of the Upper Valley Food Co-op in White River Junction, Vermont from 3:30 to 5:00. Please use the back entrance and follow the signs.

 

Future Meeting Dates and Locations

May 12

June 9 - Cathy in Barnard, Vermont

July 14 - Celeste in Alstead, New Hampshire

August 11

September 8

October 13

 

CONTACT US 

 


 

Other Seed Saving Events, News, and Things of Interest

 

 

 

Take a tour of the seed bank at Native Seeds/SEARCH



 

Learn about the seed collection and seed bank at Seeds of Diversity


 


 Follow these links to other pages on this site.

 

* SEED SAVING BASICS *

 

* RESOURCES *

 

* GLOSSARY *

 

SEED SAVING PROJECTS

 

MEETING NOTES

 

MEMBERS' INDIVIDUAL SEED INVENTORIES

 

QUESTIONS

 

TABLE OF PLANT TYPES

 

STAPLE CROPS BY CATEGORY

 

RECIPES and COOKING IDEAS

 

GROWING SWEET POTATOES 

 

HAND POLLINATION of SQUASH and CORN

 

CUCUMBER FROM FLOWER TO FRUIT

 

EGYPTIAN WALKING ONIONS

 

LOCAL HEIRLOOM PROJECT

 

HERITAGE AND LANDRACE GRAIN PROJECT

 

ARTICLES

 

MEMBER PAGES

 

PHOTOS

 

CONTACT US  

 

 

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