2013 Calendar of Events
Mark your calendar for these workshops and events! Registration details will be available soon.
March 1: Lillian Goldman Visitors Center Opens
March 23: Spring Kick-off*
Start off your gardening season by attending these workshops: Seed Starting, Planning Your Garden for Seed Saving, and Heirloom Gardening.
April 6 & 13: Apple Bench Grafting*
Learn the ancient art of grafting. Attendees of the Apple Grafting Workshop will go home with three heritage apple trees and the skills to start your own orchard. Read about grafting here.
May 4: Preservation Plant Sale
This event marks the start of SSE’s transplant sales at Heritage Farm. On May 4th only, visitors to the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center will be able to purchase rare and unique vegetable transplants from the SSE collection. Other catalog variety transplants will be available throughout the spring. May 4 also marks the kick-off of two outdoor art installations at Heritage Farm. Read more here.
June 22: Dinner and Lecture*
Join SSE and David Buchanan (author of Taste, Memory) at Heritage Farm for an evening of fresh food and learning. Seed-to-Table meals are served before the lecture. Meals are prepared by the Pepperfield Project, an organization dedicated to improving quality of life through food, cooking and gardening. Attendees are welcome to camp at Heritage Farm that evening.
July 19-21: Conference & Campout *
Join the SSE community at the 33rd Annual Conference & Campout. This event brings together experts and amateurs to share seed saving knowledge and stories. Speakers in 2013 include Gary Paul Nabhan, Jack Kloppenburg, and Jeremy Cherfas.
August 10: Isolation Methods Workshop*
Gain hands-on skills in Cucurbit and corn pollination,
as we discuss the isolation needs of different vegetables.
August 24: Fundraising Dinner *
Support the work of SSE by participating in this seed-to-table event prepared by a guest chef.
August 31: Tomato Tasting
Sample over 40 different heirloom tomato varieties and attend workshops given by experts. Stay for the weekend and join renowned photographer David Cavagnaro for a Harvest Photography Workshop.Learn more here.
September 28 : Squash Festival
Join us at Heritage Farm to celebrate the Squash! Learn about the diversity of this remarkable vegetable from experts around the country. Sample a large display of our favorite Cucurbits. Enjoy a late summer meal at the Pepperfield Project following the festival.
September 29: Seed Saving
Learn seed saving basics with a focus on harvesting seed from dry and wet-seeded crops.
October 11-13: Three-Day Seed Workshop*
Immerse yourself in the world of seed. In this 3-day workshop you will learn about the seed industry and the tradition of sharing seed. We will teach technical skills like hand-pollination and seed processing, as well as the biological and ecological concepts of seed saving. Learn more here.
October 19: Dinner and Lecture*
Unfortunately this event has been canceled.
November 16: Harvest Meal
Farm-to-Table meal at the Pepperfield Project.Learn more here.
*Registration required. Members receive a 10% discount.