In many countries, laws governing the transportation of seeds across borders the are becoming more restrictive. This is especially important, as small-scale farmers need access to reliable seeds, which may not be available in their local markets. One solution is to establish local seed banks or seed libraries. But how does one begin to produce, save, and use seed in order to make good-quality, local, and open-pollinated varieties available to their community? ECHO’s upcoming course, Small-Scale Seed Production and Utilization, aims to equip practitioners who are interested in seed saving and banking.
Right now you can get $100 off the registration cost (offer ends Friday. August 15th)!
Normally $645 for the week, if you use the promo code MBEGU (“seed” in Swahili), you will receive a $100 discount on the cost of registration. This registration fee includes cost of housing and food from Sunday evening arrival to Saturday noon departure, as well as course materials and 40+ hours of instruction.
What’s in a week-long ECHO course?
Those staying on campus will, arrive Sunday evening and enjoy the fully furnished guest housing with a full-sized kitchen stocked with snacks and breakfast items. The course begins Monday morning and ends Friday afternoon, with lunch and dinner provided each day by our Hospitality team.
Each day usually begins at 8:30 am, with a lunch break from 12 to 1:30 pm, and ends around 5 pm.
Our trainings are designed to be accessible and practical regardless of education or experience. Come learn about saving and growing your own seed to benefit communities internationally or here in the U.S., this training will equip you.
Ready to register? Click here. Don’t forget to use MBEGU for your discount!
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