Seed Saving Worshop


August 7, 2021 – 9:30- 4:00

Learn seed saving and crop selection techniques. Class will include applied information about botany and hands-on methods for selecting, processing and storing your own seed at home! Seed saving adapts varieties to local conditions, saves money, increases genetic diversity, and enrichens regional food culture. Together we will practice processes of threshing, sifting, winnowing and fermentation to clean seed. Hone in your taste-testing skills and learn how to appreciate the subtleties of different varieties. Students will enjoy a lunch from the wood-fired oven and also bring home packets of seed processed in the class. 

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Class Details

Class will be held outside on our farm and in our open outdoor kitchen. A delicious lunch will be served from the wood-fired oven at Long Table Farm! Necessary precautions will be in place to ensure current Covid safe protocols.  Please indicate in the notes of your order if you have dietary restrictions and/or if you will be taking this class with a friend or family member who you can share a table with.

Date: August 7, 2021

Start time: 9:30 a.m.

End time: 4:00 p.m.

Venue: Long Table Farm – 89242 Fir Butte Rd, Eugene, OR 97402

Phone: 503-333-9042


About the Instructors

Alex Edleson
Alex Edleson is a biodynamic farmer and plant breeder based in Argentina at La Carretilla FarmAs a professional gardener, Alex was a pioneer in CSA farming in Argentina and also trained in biodynamic vegetable breeding in Germany.  Alex founded and is director of Constelación, a cooperative organic seed company focusing on organic vegetables and flowers.

Max Edleson
Max Edleson has been gardening his entire adult life and is inspired by edible landscaping and the processes involved in planting, harvesting and cooking local, seasonal food. He has noticed how the process of allowing often-used and enjoyed crops to go to seed has led to a garden ecology where the same crops come back, both intentionally and unintentionally, year after year. Max is also passionate about the transmission of craft and feels that knowing how to save and process seed is an important part of cultural preservation.