|"Calico" popcorn seed saved from 2012 harvest|
1) saves money
2) decreases resource use (no packaging, shipping, etc)
3) seed crops typically get a large dose of nasty pesticide and herbicides since they have to stay in the ground longer than if the veggie was getting picked for fresh consumption. That means you want to buy only organic seed OR you can save your own to ensure it isn't covered with toxins.
4) increases food security for a number of reasons that I won't rant about right now! Read the book above for more info on that point OR attend the upcoming seed saving workshop at SAGE to learn more!
|Edamame seed saved in 2012|
If you're interested in attending, please pre-register by visiting: http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/edible-corvallis-initiative/garden-workshops/seedsavingworkshop/
Folks can also show up the day of the workshop, no one will be turned away!