A Seed Library Session: Saving Seeds
Learn what you need to know about harvesting and saving flower and vegetable seeds so you can return part of your harvest to the Seed Library in the fall. Join seed saving expert and CSU Master Gardener Jackie Buratovich for an evening of seed saving information and demonstrations!
There will be a hands-on opportunity to do some seed separating. Bring a headlamp and any kind of magnifying glass or glasses if you can.
About the speaker
Jackie Buratovich may be genetically predisposed to horticulture. Growing up on a family table grape ranch where home grown vegetables and creatively grafted fruit trees were the norm, Jackie acknowledges that wherever she lives, she must grow things. While getting an engineering degree at Cal Poly, there were portable pots of greens and herbs; at 7,000 feet in Truckee, California she and four attack cats defended cherry tomatoes from the deer; in the past 13 years her old town Louisville, Colorado cottage steadily sprouted six raised beds, an apple, a plum and bed of raspberries (all of which she’s hoping the tenants will love too!). Jackie recently moved to Routt County and currently farms a small greenhouse in Oak Creek. A CSU Colorado Master Gardener since 2003 (including a three-year hiatus whilst building water systems and gardening in Afghanistan), Jackie is committed to helping folks find their inner farmer and to supporting preservation of our heritage and native seeds.
More than books...Bud Werner Memorial Library is home to the Bud Werner Seed Library.
Library card holders now have free access to hundreds of varieties of vegetable and flower seeds. Community members can check out seeds just like they check books, music and DVDs. Here's how it works: Browse the Bud Werner Seed Library collection, check out the seeds you like, and take them home. Grow them. Save some of the seeds when you harvest. Then “return” seeds back to the library at the end of the season.