Garden Talks Learning Series
All presenters are members of the Northern Shenandoah Master Gardener Association. Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Save Seeds, Save Money, and (Maybe) Save the Planet by Elaine Specht
Learn techniques for saving seeds this Fall from your favorite flowers and vegetables to be ready for planting next Spring. We'll answer questions like: Can you save seeds from hybrids? and What's so great about "heirloom" seed? Growing plants from your own seeds is a quick and easy way to save money, and by supporting the diversity of plant genetics, you may one day help save the planet.
Elaine Specht is a member of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association and is completing a Horticulture Certificate through North Carolina State University. Together with her husband, Elaine maintains vegetable gardens, a substantial berry patch, and several fruit trees, as well as perennial, annual, and native plant beds and other landscaping surrounding their home. She loves the thrill of entering flowers in the Shenandoah County Fair, but above all, enjoys sharing what she grows, either as divided plants, bulbs, seeds, or preserved food from the garden. During her “day job,” Elaine is a communication consultant serving federal government clients.