How to save seeds in your vegetable garden

How to save seeds in your vegetable garden

Self sufficiency with food garden seed saving

Next Available: Sat, 19 Oct 1:00PM (AEST)
3 hours
Over 10 people have attended this class


This workshop provides gardeners and urban farmers with the key steps in saving seeds for a food garden. Seed saving is a vital part of localising seed to aid with plant vitality. The workshop is hosted in the beautiful and productive organic and biodynamic food garden of Peter Kearney, where seed saving is used every year .

Hands on activities, lecture, discussion and tour through Peter's food garden with a large diversity of vegetable and herb crops. These crops are used to demonstrate the stages of crops to save seeds and the ideal plant qualities to save seeds. Participants learn  how to harvest the seeds, dry seeds, pack and store seeds for longer life and which seeds to eat.  

Participants receive packs of seeds saved from Peter's garden as well as a delicious afternoon tea. Peter Kearney has run workshops on organic and biodynamic gardening for 15 years and worked with biodynamic methods for 30 years. Each year he increases the proportion of crops in his food garden from saved seeds.   

Seed saving is a vital part of striving for self sufficiency and ensuring you are certain of the provenance of your seeds. Its a great feeling to be involved in the seed to seed process in your garden.


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What you will learn

  • How to choose the right crops for seed saving
  • How to harvest seeds
  • How to dry and store seeds

What you will get

  • Seed packs from presenters biodynamic vegetable garden
  • Afternoon tea
  • Training notes
Parking Info

Parking is available at the event site

What to bring

  • Something to write on
  • Water bottle and hat

What to wear

Casual gardening clothing

Appropriate for

Adults of all ages

My Food Garden

(117 Reviews)

My Food Garden provides knowledge and services to support the transformation of our food system to being more local and organic. Our business empowers people living in and around cities to be more productive at growing their own food. 

We are located in Brisbane, Australia and deliver our services locally and nationally. Our services in urban farming and organic gardening combine a mixture of hands-on education, mentoring and garden building, in addition to working on larger scale urban agriculture projects. Supporting the emergence of financially sustainable urban farming is one of our core goals.

The business commenced in 2006 and our first web site release in 2008 was under the name of Cityfood Growers and we are now branded as My Food Garden. The company was founded by Peter Kearney, an experienced organic and biodynamic gardener, educator, urban farmer and strategist.

The business has a small team with passion and knowledge in organic food growing and an expanding set of relationships with the movers and shakers of urban agriculture around the world.

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5.0 (5 reviews)
Andrearated it
24 Oct 2023
I have done a couple of courses with the team at My Food Garden and always walk away feeling good about my experience. You are always Welcomed with smiles and genuine down to earth hospitality. Peter is very knowledgeable and shares his passion with you to help get you on your garden journey. The courses are always very practical with time in the garden and with a good mix of theory, concepts and good conversation. I highly recommend these courses for people that have all levels of garden expertise.
joelrated it
21 Oct 2023
Peter's fantastic at balancing information, practical activities and social experiences in short or long period of time. The seed saving workshop is my second workshop with Peter, I'll definitely be coming to his other ones. I highly recommend his workshops!
ailsarated it
21 Oct 2023
Peter’s class was a good mix of theory and practical application. He encourages participation from everyone and is very generous with the seeds given to us. I recommend this class.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at My Food Garden or organised by My Food Garden must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by My Food Garden.


I agree to give My Food Garden unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at My Food Garden classes and events or on My Food Garden's premises. (For use of My Food Garden marketing materials).


My Food Garden requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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