One of the big concerns for gardeners is the decline in genetic diversity in our plant seeds. As plant breeders continue to strive for greater yields and vegetable ‘transportability’, there becomes fewer and fewer plant varieties.
Many gardeners keep the old varieties alive by saving seeds from year to year. While the yield may not be as large as the big names, the taste and texture is often far superior to the factory farm equivalents.
In the spirit of keeping the old seed varieties alive, the Regina Ecoliving group is holding a seed exchange seminar and seed sway on Saturday March 28, from 12PM – 2PM at the Regina Public Library Film Theatre. Come and learn about why seed swaps happen, and pick up something old for your garden!
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