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Red Lake Local Food Initiative - September 13th - Honoring Seed Workshop – Day One

 

September 13, 2017

9:00–10:00 – Opening Ceremony

• Seed Identification – Activity

• Introductions

• Honoring Seeds – Intro by Rowen White

10:00-11:00 – Culture, Health and Origins

• Indigenous Plant Origins

• Health Impacts: Family and Culture

• Loss of Biodiversity

• Seed Industry History

• Magic of Seeds, Basic Seed Anatomy

• Germination Activity

11:00 – 12:00 - Quality Seed Production and Harvest

• Flower Anatomy, Plant reproduction, Pollination

• Isolation Distance, Population Size

• Flower Dissection – Activity

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 - Basic Plant Science

• Plant Families, Taxonomy

• Flower Anatomy, Plant reproduction, Pollination

• Flower Dissection- Activity

2:00-3:00 - Quality Seed Production and Harvest

• Isolation Distance, Population Size

3:00 - 3:20 Break

3:20 - 4:00 Guest Speaker or another topic

4:00 - 5:00 - Breakdown and discussion the Great Lakes Indigenous Seed Keepers Network: How your community would like to participate, and what information and tools would be useful to strengthen seed saving efforts in this community. What are some

community challenges and goals?

5:00 - Dinner

Red Lake Local Food Initiative - September 14th

Honoring Seed Workshop – Day 2

9:00-9:30

• Re introductions

• New thoughts on Community Seed Projects

9:30–10:15 – Plant Breeding and Seed Selection

• Hybrid/Heirloom

• Squash and Corn hand pollination

• Seed selecting - Phenotypic Selection - activity

• Organic Breeding

• Wet fermentation Activity

10:15-11:00 - Harvest and Storage

• Phenotype selection – Activity

• Threshing and Winnowing beans and seed cleaning – Activity

• Processing (curing/drying)

• Storage and Record Keeping

• Seed Libraries and seed issues – patenting, GMOs

11:00-11:30 –Guest Speaker ?

11:30-12:30 Discussion continued about Regional Seed Keepers:

• Moving Forward, next steps.

12:30–1:15 Lunch

1:15 – Closing ceremony

 

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