Author Archives: shaunda

December Mtg Feature Presentation: Seed Hunter Documentary

Join us for our monthly meeting Tuesday 12/10 from 6-8pm @ the SLO Grange, for a delicious potluck and viewing of the documentary Seed Hunter.


bb04bb03Seed Hunter is a highly entertaining documentary about a topic that is vital for the future of the planet: finding seeds that may help save the world from its greatest ever crisis – a global food shortage brought about by human-induced climate change. For more info:

Looking forward to seeing you!


Nov Seed Savers Mtg Topic: Root Vegetables & Seed Hunter movie trailer

This month we will talk about a possible proposal for seed saving at SLO City Farm. Group discussion topic is Root Vegetables – feel free to bring some of yours to show & tell or tell a story about a favorite! Also John D will show a movie trailer for Seed Hunter.

Join us! We meet monthly every second Tuesday from 6-8pm @ the SLO Grange… and always begin with a potluck!

October Seed Exchange at Bioneers Conference

JOIN US @ the 2013 Central Coast Bioneers Conference Friday Oct 25 – Sunday Oct 27!
Location: 1800 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA (The Monday Club)
Seed Swaps and Presentation are both free and open to everyone:

SEED EXCHANGE…in the Monday Club Sunroom:
Saturday 10/26, 1- 4 PM
Sunday 10/27 1- 3 PM

Saturday, 10/26 1- 1:30 PM

For more details about the Bioneers Conference, go to:

Sept Seed Savers Meeting Topic: Seed Lineage & Story

Our evening focus will be a preview of our “special” 30 minute event at CC Bioneers and give us each an opportunity to practice compiling this information.  Our format will be a round table discussion where each person presents one seed lineage.  Info should include botanical name and plant family.  Otherwise, text, photos, personal stories, family stories, and any other creative representation of information are welcome. Include at least a handful of the seeds you are talking about.

This will be a continuation of our seed story collection that Greg Ellis initiated at our last Seed Exchange in October 2012.  (Thank you Greg!)

Join us! We meet monthly every second Tuesday from 6-8pm @ the SLO Grange… and always begin with a potluck!

August Seed Savers Meeting Topic: General Updates and Looking forward to Fall

We will recap the excitement of our July meeting in the field seed harvest & cleaning & storage, our tomato grafting results (from our May meeting), beekeeping workshops with John Chesnut, seedsaving guilds, varieties that are doing well this summer, favorite resources, Heirloom Expo, Central Coast Bioneers seed swap, events of interest calendar, and the kitchen sink.


Join us! We meet monthly every second Tuesday from 6-8pm @ the SLO Grange… and always begin with a potluck!

July Seed Savers Special Meeting Topic & Location: “IN THE FIELD” harvesting, threshing, cleaning, and storing seeds…

We have an exciting opportunity this week for some hands-on experience in seed saving.  This month’s meeting will be led by John DeRosier and held “in the field” just outside SLO.  We’ll meet at the regular time, Tuesday July 9th, 6-8 pm, to cover harvesting, threshing, cleaning, and storing seeds.  Please note there is no potluck this week, but feel free to bring a light refreshment if you like.  And please dress to spend the evening outdoors; the field is just off LOVR, and tends to get a bit windy and chilly. Per John:  This will be a hands-on,  “in-the-field” meeting where we will cover the different methods of harvesting, cleaning and storing seeds.  We’ll look at grains this week, but the process is identical for most all the “dry-seed” harvesting  plants.

Map of route from LOVR and Foothill to Site:

Directions: From SLO: take Los Osos Valley Road (“LOVR”)past Foothill, as if driving to Los Osos.    From Foothill Road, LOVR begins with a single lane in each direction.  Soon you will be cresting a small hill and starting to head down towards Los Osos.  When this (west bound) lane splits into two (“passing lane”), continue about another quarter mile until you come to 6005 (Los Osos Valley Road).  You will be turning LEFT across traffic; the farm boarders LOVR.  The driveway will be next to a row of conifer trees and the start of a long line of Eucalyptus trees on the LEFT-HAND (south) side of LOVR.  Please be very careful slowing down and crossing over on-coming traffic.  If the lane goes back to one lane you have gone too far.  The next place to turn around safely will be Turri Road.

The driveway is gravel, please drive slowly.  Once on the driveway, make a left turn at the first opportunity between two fields (the field on your left will be green and most likely have sheep in it).  Do not continue up to the houses, we’ll meet in the field.  Continue about 500 feet and turn left into an area with equipment.

June Seed Savers Meeting Topic: Herbs

Melinda Forbes will lead a discussion on HERBS at our June SLO Seed Savers meeting on Tuesday June 11th from 6-8pm @ the SLO Grange!


Join us! We meet monthly every second Tuesday from 6-8pm @ the SLO Grange… and always begin with a potluck!