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Education

The Education Committee produces stand-alone workshops and classes, produces education sessions at general meetings and demos and classes at the food forest workdays. We also write articles for newsletters and the website as well as for potential publication elsewhere in the community. The Education Committee also runs the annual seed swaps.

Permaculture Primer: An introduction

By Tim Sonder, Education chair

If you have been volunteering with Edible Evanston you have, no doubt, been hearing about “Permaculture.” But what is it?

Most of the techniques applied by those working with permaculture aren’t revolutionary, they are evolutionary. But the way of looking at the world—and I mean that in the broadest sense—often feels revolutionary. Permaculture becomes a way of framing one’s outlook. And that can be applied not just to agriculture, but also to architecture and engineering, to urban planning, and to societal questions.

How long can I keep my seeds?

Proper seed storage conditions are cool and dark. The moisture content within the seed greatly affects germination rates. Seeds should be stored in their original packaging in a cool (below 50 degrees Fahrenheit), dark place where their moisture content will stay relatively stable. Courtesy of High Mowing Seeds

4th Annual Seed Swap: Free Seeds to Start Your Garden

Seed Swap & Giveaway

Edible Evanston is proud to host our 4th-annual seed swaps and giveaway.

Dozens of vegetable and flower types and hundreds of varieties, including unique heirlooms and locally saved seeds are available for free to encourage people in Evanston to grow their own food and plant for pollinators. (A limit as to the number of seed packets per person will be posted at the event.)

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