Student Farm Club hosts 'Saving Your Garden’s Seeds' presentation

April 05, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- From 6 to 7 p.m. (EDT) Thursday, April 8, the Student Farm Club at Penn State is hosting a virtual presentation called “Saving Your Garden’s Seeds: Tips for Saving and Why It Matters.” Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend to learn about this important skill. The event will be held via Zoom and is free and open to all. Registration can be found at: https://bit.ly/SFSeedSaving.

Marc Kepler will lead the event and talk about his experiences and advice for saving seeds, discussing which are worth saving and which he prefers simply to purchase. Kepler has been gardening for many years, and he is particularly interested in plant genetics. Seed saving offers many benefits: it saves gardeners money; it helps gardeners to be able to replant their favorite varieties; and it helps maintain genetic diversity within plants. Any questions regarding the event should be directed to Meg Mitchell at mpm5885@psu.edu.

About the Student Farm Club at Penn State

The Student Farm Club is part of the Sustainable Food Systems Program at Penn State and welcomes students of all majors. Students in the club provide core leadership and advocacy for the Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross Student Farm at Penn State and lead many other related initiatives. The goals of the club include developing students’ knowledge about sustainable food and agriculture principles in a fun and relevant way, providing hands-on learning opportunities, and serving our community. 

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Last Updated April 12, 2021