On-Farm Plant Breeding

10 Aug 2018
4-5:30pm
FPH Faculty Lounge

On-Farm Plant Breeding

There is a great need to adapt and create plant varieties for organic agriculture in the Northeast. A movement is growing for farmers to reclaim their roles as participants in the plant breeding process. This workshop will explain why, and cover basics on varietal selection and breeding of new varieties within your farm or garden.

Bill Braun: Farmer at Ivory Silo Farm; executive director of Freed Seed Federation.
Hannah Traggis: Senior horticulturalist and educator at Massachusetts Horticultural Society.