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Looking to extend your seed saving knowledge to new heights?

The following workshops provide professional training for seed savers, growers, and plant breeders; create the foundation for a statewide seed savers alliance; and expand opportunities and reduce barriers for small-scale seed producers in Ohio.

This series of programming events is a collaborative effort between Ridge & Hollow Seed Alliance, Ohio University, Ohio State University, and Miami University. Note: this course is recommended for experienced seed savers.

Workshops are from 10am-4pm and include a locally catered lunch.


The workshop locations and information are as follows:

Wooster: Adaptation Theme

When: Saturday, September 9th

Location: OSU Wooster Campus: Arden Ballroom

Catered by: TJ’s

●     9:15 AM - 10:00 AM: Event check in

●     10:00 AM -11 AM: Hacking Hybrids- Dr. Art Trese, Ohio University

●     11:00 AM-11:15 AM: Transition

●     11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Seed Borne Diseases and Sanitation- Dr. Sally Miller, OSU

●     12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch

●     1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Germplasm Resources - Dr. David Francis, OSU

●     2:15 PM- 2:30 PM: Transition

●     2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Genetic Diversity, Germination and Adaptation- Dr. Kristen Mercer, OSU

●     3:30 PM- 4:00 PM: Closing statements

 

Yellow Springs: Management Theme

When: Saturday, October 21st

Antioch Campus

Catered by: Antioch College

●     9:15 AM - 10:00 AM: Event check in

●     10:00 AM -11 AM: History and Future of Seeds - Dr. Peggy Shafer, Miami University

●     11:00 AM-11:15 AM: Transition

●     11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Seed Law- Dr. David Francis, OSU

●     12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch

●     1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Seed Saving Techniques Inbreeding & Outbreeding Species - Dr. David Francis, OSU 

●     2:15 PM- 2:30 PM: Transition

●     2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Seed Borne Diseases and Sanitation- Dr. Sally Miller, OSU

●     3:30 PM- 4:00 PM: Closing statements

 

 

Cleveland: Management Theme

When: Saturday, November 4th

Cleveland Metroparks: Watershed Stewardship Center

Catered by: Spice Kitchen + Bar

●     9:15 AM - 10:00 AM: Event check in

●     10:00 AM -11 AM: The Cleveland Seed Bank

●     11:00 AM-11:15 AM: Transition

●     11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Dr. Anna Testen, OSU

●     12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch

●     1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Seed Saving Techniques Inbreeding & Outbreeding Species - Dr. Francis, OSU

●     2:15 PM- 2:30 PM: Transition

●     2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Speaker 4

●     3:30 PM- 4:00 PM: Closing statements

 

Athens: Adaptation Theme

When: Saturday, January 20th

Athens Community Center

Catering TBD

●     9:15 AM - 10:00 AM: Event check in

●     10:00 AM -11 AM: History and Future of Seeds - Dr. Peggy Shafer, Miami University

●     11:00 AM-11:15 AM: Transition

●     11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Lost Crops - Dr. Paul Patton, Ohio University

●     12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch

●     1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Germplasm Resources - Dr. David Francis, OSU

●     2:15 PM- 2:30 PM: Transition

●     2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Hacking Hybrids- Dr. Art Trese, Ohio University

●     3:30 PM- 4:00 PM: Closing statements

 

People that have registered will be notified of any schedule changes.


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