Here's how it works: You walk into a room full of 60 varieties of seeds — including bulk quantities of vegetables, herbs, and flowers specially selected for a desert climate — for you to scoop up and take home to plant.
The event will also include presenters and workshops on topics like saving, planting, and storing seeds. Presenters will include Bill McDorman of Seedsave.org and the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance; Kari Spencer of the MicroFarm Project; and Greg Peterson, founder of the Urban Farm.
Seeds will be sold at discounted prices. Tickets for the event are $7.50 each, and include McDorman’s booklet, Basic Seed Saving, to the first 400 registered upon arrival. Registration is required online at the Great American Seed-Up website, where you may choose from one of the two aforementioned time sessions.
Seedsave.org presents the 2016 Great American Seed-Up in collaboration with Urban Farm University, the MicroFarm Project, and Grow Phoenix. For more information, visit the Great American Seed-Up website.