Learn how to save seeds tonight!

seedHow to Save Seeds
6 to 8 p.m. at Garfield Park Lodge
334 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids 49507

Did you know that when you grow organic or heirloom varieties in your food garden, you can save the seeds to start new plants the next growing season? In addition to growing your garden budget, growing from saved seeds ensures a produce yield that is more nutritious and tastier.

Come and learn exactly how to save seeds from all different types of food plants — and help build an alternative to the failing industrial food complex. OKT also has a free hand-out on seed-saving. Download it here.

This is the fourth in a series of four OKT food gardening classes. We are offering the whole series again in June. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton St. SE, 49507

  • Deanna 1 June 6: How to Plan Your Food Garden 1
  • June 13: How to Plan Your Food Garden 2
  • June 20: Composting & Vermiculture
  •  June 27: How to Save Seeds

The classes are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome from those who not being served by our other programs.

If you would like even more support for your food garden, OKT is is still cruiting 20 residential food gardeners for the 2016 growing season. OKT has free gardening resources for you if you:

  • Live within our four target neighborhoods (SECA. Baxter, Eastown or Garfield Park).
  • Are pregnant or have children eight-grade or younger.
  • Have challenges that limit your access to healthy food.
  • Have health challenges that can be addressed by growing your own food.

Resources include organic food plants, seeds, soil, containers, soil resting and a food garden coach. Email OKTable1@gmail.co for information.