2016 Austin Herb Society Spring Seminar
February 20, 2016
SEEDS! SEED SAVING + SEED BOMBS! A FUN, INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP!
Join Austin Herb Society to learn how to save our own seeds, make our own seed bombs, and leave with seeds collected from our group seed exchange (bringing your own seeds to exchange is optional- you still can participate in the exchange).
In this fun interactive workshop led by AHS Sponsor and Landscape Consultant, Colleen Dieter of the Red Wheelbarrow, you will leave with all the information you need to begin saving your own seeds! Also, we will learn about the history and importance of seed saving.
We will also have a group seed exchange. AND create a SEED BOMB KIT packaged perfectly for gifting!
What is a "seed bomb?" It's a mix of plant seeds, clay, and compost combined together to form truffle-sized balls ready to be planted.
Seed bombs (also known as seed balls) aren't always the domain of "guerilla gardeners" - they're actually a great way to propagate seeds, especially on a large scale or in poor soils. Using richer soil balls gives the seeds a head start and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers. In this seminar, we will make 8 seed bombs (packaged for gift giving). You will leave with a cute box designed by YOU with 2 of each type of seed bomb.
Coffee and light refreshments will be served. We will have time to socialize and snack toward the end of the event.
Please note: we will be getting our hands “dirty” so dress accordingly (or bring an apron). We will be INDOORS, so we won't be too messy! If you have seeds to share, bring them in a clear Ziploc labeled with the botanical name
The event will be held Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78746