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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. 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 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 could enhance our own community and could serve as a model for other communities

 

Potluck Meetings

Winter: 5:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month, in the classroom/library of the Upper Valley Food Co-op, North Main Street, White River Junction, Vermont

Summer: 5:00 PM on 2nd Thursday 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 meeting: Thursday, September 10, 2020

We'll be meeting via Zoom on Thursday, September 10 to get seed project updates from members and to share the plan for the cabbage harvest, distribution of heads, and storage of stalks and roots. We'll be looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of tasks. This is our biggest group project yet!

 

Future Meetings

October - TBA

 


 Follow these links to other pages on this site.

 

* SEED SAVING BASICS *

 

* RESOURCES *

 

SEED SAVING PROJECTS

 

MEETING NOTES

 

MEMBERS' INDIVIDUAL SEED INVENTORIES

 

TABLE OF PLANT TYPES

 

STAPLE CROPS BY CATEGORY

 

RECIPES and COOKING IDEAS

 

CROP COORDINATORS

 

GROWING SWEET POTATOES 

 

HAND POLLINATION of SQUASH and CORN

 

EGYPTIAN WALKING ONIONS

 

LOCAL HEIRLOOM PROJECT

 

HERITAGE AND LANDRACE GRAIN PROJECT

 

* GLOSSARY *

 

ARTICLES

 

QUESTIONS

 

MEMBER PAGES

 

PHOTOS

 

CONTACT US  


 

How To Set Up Your Account

If you have received an email inviting you to join the UVSS wiki, here's what you should do:

 

1) Open the email invitation that was sent to you.

2) Click on the link in the email. That will take you to the place where you set up your account.

3) Fill in the box with your name.

4) Make up a password and enter it and confirm it.

5) Click SAVE and you will be all set.

6) When you want to log in, use your email address and the password you just created.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you have or had an account already with a different email, let me know. I will delete the old one. I think that might be a problem for some of you. Please let me know if you have trouble setting up your account. We'll figure it out.

 


 

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