Local seed saver John Caccia of the Wood River Seed Library will presenter the event.
Over the next 20 years, 80% of seed diversity is expected to be lost, according to some estimates. Seed saving and libraries are part of a grass-roots effort to reverse this trend. Locally, the Wood River Seed Library works to get people involved through seed exchanges and educational programs. Seed library users can acquire free seeds and are encouraged to bring back saved seeds at the end of the season.
All interested are invited to attend this free event, which will be held outdoors at the Farm, a community growing center owned and managed by The Hunger Coalition. The Farm is located directly east of the Wood River High School football stadium. The Wood River Seed Library is housed at The Community Library in Ketchum, where local and aspiring gardeners can learn about and actively participate in seed saving.