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South Sound Seed Stewards
Membership Registration & 1st Class of 2007
January 8, 2007

Gordon’s Grange Hall
(located next to Gordon’s Patio Shop)
Corner of Yelm Ave., East and Third Street
Yelm, WA

6:30 7:00 Registration for 2007
7:00 — 8:00 Introduction to 2007s Programs & Classes
8:00 8:30 Break: Socializing & Sharing with Tea, Coffee & Goodies
8:30 9:30 Class: Basic Botany
Cost: Free

The South Sound Seed Stewards (S4) are a volunteer group of gardeners and farmers dedicated to educating people in the art of saving open-pollinated seeds for future gardens and sharing experiences to make everyone better gardeners. S4 meets the 2nd Monday of every month except in July and December. July is a picnic, and December is a Christmas potluck. Established in 1994, S4 became a Washington State non-profit corporation in 1999.

In 2007 S4 will be offering its membership locally grown and adapted garden seed supplied by member growers. In addition to the regular garden programs, there will be instruction on how to grow a complete garden in containers and member gardeners will be making planting space available to those who need it.

Classes include basic botany, recordkeeping, scientific classification, soils, planting, transplanting, seed harvesting and processing, seed storage, crop rotation and cover crops. Programs include seed selection, garden planning, container gardening, soil amendments, insects and diseases, green house gardening and pruning. There will also be workshops on topics of interest and fieldtrips to family gardens and members commercial operations.

Membership: A Student Membership is for anyone who wishes to attend the programs and 7 of the 9 classes to obtain a Student Certification, which entitles one to become an Active Member the following year. Student Membership is $55.00/year and includes a copy of Suzanne Ashworths Seed to Seed book. A $35.00/yr. Supporting Membership is offered for those who wish to participate in all activities except voting and holding office. S4 members from 2004 & 2005 join as Active Members for $35.00/yr. or $55.00/yr. for households.

S4 is offering a catch-up class in April for those who join in February, March or April. This includes Active Members, new Students and Supporting Members. After April, Student Membership class series enrollment will be closed until the series begins in January 2008. Those joining after April may attend all programs for free and may attend any class for $10.00.

For information, email: southsoundseeds@yahoo.com

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