Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Urban Roots [Buffalo] Fall Events

Submitted by Urban Roots.

Seed Saving Workshop: Heirloom Vegetables, Herbs, and Ornamentals—How to choose varieties for preservation, pollination, isolation, seed harvest and storage information
This workshop is led by Richard Price, head of Faerie Seeds, a seed saving Buffalo-based business.
4pm Saturday, September 29, 2007
A huge amount of the genetic diversity in our food supply has been lost in the past few decades as large seed/chemical conglomerates switch to hybrid vegetable varieties, increasing their profits and forcing the farmer and home gardener to return each year to purchase new seed.
Members of organizations such as Seedsavers’ Exchange have assumed the job of saving from extinction those oldfashioned vegetable varieties selected by generations of farmers, gardeners, and early seedsmen for their yields, unique flavor qualities, adaptation to local growing conditions, etc.
This presentation provides basic seed-saving techniques enabling the gardener to preserve, indefinitely, those heirloom varieties he or she prefers to grow, not necessarily those currently available commercially.
Reservations recommended—RSVP to 716/362-8982

First Annual Fall Festival
11am - 4pm Saturday, October 6, 2007
• Revel in the glories of fall: pumpkins, gourds, apples, straw bales, and scarecrows
• Art projects for children and families
• Concurrent with our Third Annual Fall Plant Swap
Urban Roots Community Garden Center will host our First Annual Fall Festival, an opportunity to extend our connection with nature through October, this festival highlights the season for harvest. Events for children include pumpkin painting, tile carving, and leaf rubbing. The day will also include our Third Annual Fall Plant Swap, an opportunity to share the plants you are thinning, and to add plants to your garden free of cost. Urban Roots had its first Plant Swap in the spring of 2005, hosting two annually, it is one of our signature, community serving events. The Plant Swap is a chance to share your love of plants with conversation and the living thing.

Fall Wine & Cheese Tasting Party
7pm – 9pm Saturday, October 6, 2007
• Music by John and Mary, wine tasting by Niagara Landing, and seasonal gelato by Gelato G
The evening Fall Wine & Cheese Tasting Party is for adults to mingle and celebrate one of Buffalo’s most exciting new businesses.

All events free and open to the public
At Urban Roots Community Garden Center
428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo NY

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