What is seed saving? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like—saving the seeds instead of harvesting the produce from a plant. Seeds are often saved for a favored trait like the tastiest fruit or the biggest flower. Seeds can be passed down for generations and become heirloom varieties.
For indigenous peoples, seed saving can be a way of preserving their culture and history. Because much of their culture connects to their relationship with their land, saving seeds is an important manifestation of their cultural identity.
Why should you save seeds?
Here’s how you can start saving seeds:
|Step 1||Plan your plants.|
|Step 2||Observe your plants’ traits.|
|Step 3||Know when your seed matures.|
|Step 4||Harvest your seeds.|
|Step 5||Store your seeds.|
|Step 6||Next season, sow the saved seeds.|
of each step.
Watch this booklet come to life and learn more about each step as you progress through the video. If you want to know more about the process of actually harvesting the seeds, check out the page “Seed Zine Series“! This page has a more detailed explanation on how to harvest seeds in a similar format!!