Sat, 25 June|
Winter/Waring: Seed Library Workshop with Shani Shafrir
Aspiring urban farmers & gardeners will learn the craft and theories of seed saving, including seeds as currency, community exchange opportunities, and means for increasing biodiversity.
Time & Location
25 June 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Preston, 233 Tyler St, Preston VIC 3072, Australia
About the event
Eat it, or save it?
At the Community Seed Library Workshop, aspiring urban farmers & gardeners will learn the craft and theories of seed saving, including using seeds as currency, building community exchange opportunities, and increasing biodiversity.
The workshop will start with a deep-dive into the importance of seed saving, and then teach participants the basics of how to save seeds, as well as storage & sowing. Attendees will then have the opportunity to select, illustrate and annotate their own seed packets to take home, with newfound confidence in establishing their own household or community seed library.
AUDIENCE: Whilst course content is geared towards youth and adults, children 12 or under are still encouraged to participate and can attend, free of charge, in the company of a guardian (18 years or over).
SHANI SHAFRIR (she/they) is a therapeutic horticulturist with a burning passion for creating communities around sustainable living, food growing and circular economy. She grew up in Israel, in an agricultural household, and brings with her years of experience in restaurants, university art departments, disability services and community gardens - skills and interests that inform her holistic practice. Shani firmly believes in the power of green spaces and gardening to bring people together, enhance wellbeing and bring about a sense of joy.
INCLUDED: Seed packet templates, scissors, colour pencils, crayons, watercolour, glue sticks , tea and coffee.
BYO (OPTIONAL): Participants are also invited to bring their favourite drawing mediums (pencils, fine liners, magazine scraps etc.)
GOALS: This is a community strengthening activity, for both family units and new peers. The Seed Library masterclass focuses on working together, making connections, creating networks and contributing to biodiversity and community food resilience as well as the wellbeing benefits of creating art in a garden setting.
If you bought tickets to this event when it was scheduled for April this year, your tickets are valid for this session!
Waring (wombat) is the coldest, wettest Wurundjeri season. Spanning from April - July, during the waring season, mushrooms and moths flourish and wombats roam in the afternoon sun.
Food Justice means no body is turned away for lack of funds. If you are unable to pay for a ticket, you can use the code 'FOODJUSTICE' to access a free ticket.
If you are in a position to subsidise one of these places, you can buy a solidarity 'Pay it Forward' ticket.
(Sustain: the Australian Food Network is a health promotion charity with Deductible Gift Recipient status, so buying a pay it forward ticket is tax deductible. We will provide you with a tax invoice for that purpose.)
This concessional ticket is available to families with financial barriers preventing participation. Admission includes participation in our propagation workshop and catering by Feed You Farm! However, Food Justice means no body is turned away for lack of funds. If you are unable to pay for a ticket, you can use the code 'FOODJUSTICE' to access a free ticket.$25.00+$0.63 service fee
Waged ticket$50.00+$1.25 service fee
Pay it forward
We are a food justice farm. As such, nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds. If you are in a position to sponsor someone else attending - everyone involved will be grateful for your solidarity! This is a tax deductible donation.$25.00+$0.63 service fee