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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 course is recommended for those with some seed saving experience.

This series of programming events is a collaborative effort between Ridge & Hollow Seed Alliance, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Miami University, Antioch College, and the Cleveland Seed Bank.

These workshops are a partnership effort between Ridge & Hollow Seed Alliance and Ohio State University's Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT). Ridge & Hollow Seed Alliance, a program of Community Food Initiatives, works to build a network of seed growers, preserve Appalachian heritage and increase market demand for locally saved seeds. Community Food Initiatives is an Athens, Ohio based non-profit working to foster communities where everyone has equal access to healthy, local food.  

Workshops are from 10am-4pm and include a locally catered lunch. Cost of attendance is $25 for adults, $15 for students. Scholarship applications are also available. 


The workshop locations and schedules are as follows:

Wooster: Adaptation Theme

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Location: OSU Wooster Campus: Arden Ballroom

Shisler Conference Center 1680 Madison Ave, Wooster, OH 44691

Catered by: TJ’s

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

●     10:00 AM -11 AM: Genetic Diversity, Adaptation, and Seed Germination- Dr. Kristen Mercer, OSU

●     11:00 AM-11:15 AM: Transition

●     11:15 AM - 11:45 PM: Seed Borne Diseases and Sanitation- Dr. Sally Miller, OSU

●     11:45 PM - 12:15 PM: Germplasm Resources - Dr. David Francis, OSU

●     12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch

●     1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Hands on Seed Saving, Treatment, and Storage Demo (Gourley Hall Head House)

●     2:15 PM- 2:30 PM: Transition

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

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

 

Yellow Springs: Management Theme

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Antioch College Campus

McGregor Hall, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

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 Borne Diseases and Sanitation- Dr. Sally Miller, 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 Law- Beth Bridgman, Antioch College and Dr. David Francis, OSU

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

 

Cleveland: Management Theme

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Cleveland Metroparks: Watershed Stewardship Center

2277 W Ridgewood Dr, Parma, OH 44134

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: Seed Borne Diseases and Sanitation- 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

Saturday, January 20, 2017

Athens Community Center

701 E State St, Athens, OH 45701

Catered by: 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: Genetic Diversity, Adaptation, and Seed Germination- Dr. Kristen Mercer, 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

 

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