Learn seed-saving techniques
Have you ever asked yourself how seed-saving works — how you might harvest and conserve seeds and use them to grow your own fruit, vegetables, and grains? If you’re curious to discover and learn more about how local Senegalese agriculturalists have approached this fascinating and essential process, this workshop is for you!
In this workshop, you’ll have the chance to spend the day in the village of Toubab Dialaw, where you’ll participate in a workshop on how to collect and conserve your own seeds. The workshop takes place in a small farm that is dedicated to training, educating, and experimenting with techniques and practices of agroecology, promoting agriculture that is both environmentally and economically sustainable in the region of Toubab Dialaw. The farm is committed to local skills development; they offer capacity-building programming for the local community and today, their farmland is available to about one hundred local women who have been trained in sustainable agriculture and who are now engaged in the production and sale of their own organic produce.
With the help of an expert guide, you will learn how to collect, select, and reproduce seeds, including how to select for the best varieties. After the harvest, you will learn how to properly conserve the seeds in an environment that will keep them healthy and ready to sprout into your own soon-to-be-fruits and veggies!