Never buy seeds again! Learn how to save seeds from your own vegetable garden and how this can be an exciting and rewarding pastime. Learning how to save seeds can broaden your outlook on what a seed is and round out your vegetable gardening knowledge. In this interactive workshop you will learn the proper time to harvest, cleaning methods, and ways to store your vegetable seeds.
- Thursday, October 5
- 2 – 4pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Elizabeth Beans, Naples Botanical Garden’s Horticulturist and Volunteer Coordinator, joined the Garden in January 2017. An Ohio native, she acquired her B.A. from Miami University in Botany and Environmental Science (’14). Upon graduation she jumped right into field work with a wide range of botany-related internships. She first began as garden manager at a vegetable garden in Ohio, which was dedicated to donating 100% of its produce to the local food banks and shelters. She then spent a year on Sanibel Island, at the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Native Plant Nursery where she learned and fell in love with our Southwest Florida natives. She moved one more time before returning to SW Florida, to work at Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company in Missouri, a seed company that preserves the world’s rarest seeds. There she learned about the intricacy of seed saving from their local seed expert. A seamstress, painter, drawer, and creator, she spends most of her free time crafting and tending to her many houseplants.
Registration for Lifelong Learning programs can be completed in these ways:
- Register in person at the Chabraja Visitors Center
- For questions or to register by phone call 239.643.7275 during business hours
- Register by email LLL@naplesgarden.org during non-business hours by leaving contact information and the program(s) of interest and someone will return your call within 2 business days
Registration is complete when payment is received. Certain programs fill up quickly and we accept registration on a first come, first served basis. Register early to ensure your program is not cancelled due to low enrollment. If a cancellation is required a refund will be issued.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.