Saving Seeds for a Better Future with Will Bonsall
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Seed Saving

Saving Seeds for a Better Future with Will Bonsall

  • Food Sovereignty
  • Seed Saving

Saving Seeds for a Better Future with Will Bonsall

Trailer 1 min watch

About this course

Worldwide systems are increasingly unstable, including the seed industry. What better way to navigate instability than learning to save seeds from your garden? This course shares the power of individual action in saving rare, local and heritage plant species from disappearing. 

Delve into the intricacies of seed-saving, from understanding reproductive strategies and selecting the right seed plants to mastering pollination control and ensuring optimal maturity, processing, and storage. 

You’ll gain the skills needed to contribute to genetic diversity preservation whilst also becoming more self-sufficient in an ever-changing world. From plant love stories to hands-on techniques, this course is your ticket to a greener, seed-saving journey. 

Learning outcomes

  • Seed Self-Sufficiency 
  • Preservation of Local, Rare, and Heritage Seeds
  • Understanding Propagation
  • Population Management for Genetic Diversity
  • Strategic Seed Selection

Course modules

  1. Introduction: Meet Will Bonsall

    1 min
  2. Module 1: Why Save Seeds

    7 min
  3. Module 2: Reproductive Strategies

    11 min
  4. Module 3: Selection of Seed Plants

    7 min
  5. Module 4: Pollination Control

    12 min
  6. Module 5: Biennial Plants

    13 min
  7. Module 6: Seed Maturity, Processing, and Storage

    15 min
  8. Outro: Take it Further!

    2 min
+32 members
Join

Details

  • Location: Maine, USA
  • Biome: Temperate Deciduous Forest
  • Number of Modules: 6
  • Duration: 60 mins

Share this course with your friends!

About Will Bonsall

Will Bonsall, director of the Scatterseed Project, is best known for his work in preserving crop diversity. A regular speaker on seed saving, organic farming and veganic farming, he is also an active author. He lives on an 85-acre homestead called Khadighar Farm in Industry, Maine, where he saves seeds.

Will Bonsall

Related courses