sectioned drawer with different types of seeds

Seed saving is easy when you follow three easy steps. Come learn which plants to save seeds from, how to harvest seeds and how to properly store them over winter. To save seeds is to preserve food culture. Heirloom crops wouldn't exist if it weren't for gardeners that grew and saved seeds.  Varieties like Brandywine tomatoes and Purple Globe Top turnips and many others would have been lost if seeds had not been saved, passing them on to future generations.

This program will be held at the University of Illinois Extension office at 1650 Commerce Drive, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 on September 16, 2020 starting at 10 a.m. State guidelines recommend that only 10 people will be allowed to attend this meeting in person. Face masks and social distancing of at least 6 feet are required to attend the meeting in person. We are also offering this program via Zoom meeting. Please pre-register by September 9, 2020. The fee for this program is $10.

If you have any questions, please contact Holly Froninig, Master Gardener Coordinator at