July 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley
CA 91352

This team-led workshop guides you through the fun and rewarding experience of gathering, cleaning and saving seed from your own native plant garden! Learn methods and pick up tips for effective at-home or community garden seed saving. Traditional Ecological Knowledge concepts and a bit of basic botany will be covered. Seed processing tools will be demonstrated, and you’ll have a chance to collect seed and try your hand at seed cleaning. You’ll leave with native seed to sow or store!

Genevieve Arnold is TPF’s Seed Program Manager and has worked with California native plants and seeds for many years. Her focus is on the conservation and preservation of our local and regional wild spaces, and on facilitating resilient and integrated garden spaces that support healthy ecosystems and create connectivity, joy and serenity. She enjoys the beauty of native plants in all their phases, including the amazing stages of fruit and seed development.

Kat High is a Native American of Hupa descent. She lectures widely on the ethnobotany of California native plants. Kat has been trained by traditional elders in Native American land management traditions, now referred to as TEK (Traditional Ecological Knowledge), and is a teacher on adapting those principles to the modern world. Her “gathering garden” was featured in the KCET award-winning documentary “Tending the Wild”.