Grow Your Own Food

Attention seed-savers and gardeners: Lane County’s 4th Annual Spring Propagation Fair is coming up. It will take place in the Lane Community College Cafeteria (main campus) 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, March 23.

Attendees can create a custom fruit tree from hundreds of varieties of scions (fruit tree cuttings). Rootstocks and grafting assistance are also available for a nominal fee. The fair includes a vegetable, herb, flower seed and plant swap. Seeds grown and saved from this bioregion will be shared, as well as divisions of other food crops including berries and other perennial edible plants.

The event encourages attendees to bring labeled cuttings of fruit trees to share freely with others at the fair, as well as fresh seed, plants and divisions of all types of food crops and native plants. You do not need to bring anything to participate.

The Spring Propagation Fair is a free, all-volunteer effort to support home orchardists, vegetable gardeners and native plant enthusiasts in and around the southern Willamette Valley.

The Propagation Fair also includes free educational workshops including growing edible mushrooms, saving your own seeds and organic fruit tree care.

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