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Wylde Center hosts “Save Seeds & Share” event

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Wylde Center hosts “Save Seeds & Share” event

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Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/WyldeCenter

Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/WyldeCenter

The Wylde Center in Decatur will host a “Save Your Seeds and Share” event on Aug. 23 in Oakhurst.

“Attendees will learn how to save seeds, share and swap their own seeds and taste summer produce including tomatoes, okra, peppers, eggplant, beans, squash and more, grown in the Wylde Center gardens,” the announcement says. “There is no cost to attend, but those interested are asked to RSVP in advance at bit.ly/SaveYourSeeds.”

The event will be held from 10 am to noon at the Oakhurst Garden, located at 435 Oakhurst Road in Decatur, Ga.

According to the Wylde Center, “Faculty and students from the University of North Georgia will be on hand to explain about Saving Appalachian Gardens and Stories (SAGAS), a signature initiative of the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center at the university. Through the program, students collect, grow, bank, save and share heirloom seeds of the Southern Appalachians, and create visual and performance art based on the stories of the seed keepers. The UNG representatives will tell stories, demonstrate how to save seeds and provide attendees with seeds from the SAGAS program to take home.”

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