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Seed Saving Program

Modern Homesteading Series
A tomato with seeds.
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Jackson County Extension Office, 402 Ava Rd., Murphysboro, IL 62966

Preserve your garden from year to year with seed saving.

You don’t need to run to the store each year for a fresh batch of seeds. Seed saving is a great way to continue your garden from the plants and flowers you already have. Saving seeds also allows you to select particular characteristics you might like to cultivate by choosing fruits or plants with those traits. In this program, we'll cover:

  • Methods used to collect seeds
  • Seed storage techniques
  • Seed stratification process

The program is free, but we ask that you register. Visit or call (618) 687-1727 to reserve your spot.

Explore the Modern Homesteading Series

Join Illinois Extension each month as we host a series of free modern homesteading programs. Unless otherwise noted, all programs will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Extension office at 402 Ava Rd. in Murphysboro, IL, 62966. For a full list of topics and to register for upcoming programs, please visit

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact