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Natural Awakenings South Jersey

Seed Starting and Food Sovereignty Workshop

GMO Free New Jersey will host farmers Nate Kleinman and Dusty Hinz, the founders of the Experimental Farm Network (EFN), for a free seed starting and food sovereignty workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., January 1, at the Collingswood Library. Participants are encouraged to bring seeds collected from this past harvest to share in the community seed exchange.

Topics include the proper storage and starting of seeds, and care of seedlings. Kleinman and Hinz will share their thoughts about the relationship between seed saving and food sovereignty as well as the movement toward a new paradigm of fair and sustainable agriculture. Attendees will also discuss actions they can take to impact current policy issues that affect food choice freedom.

EFN is a nonprofit open network aimed at reversing climate change by collaboratively developing the crops and agricultural systems of the future. A selection of rare seeds from EFN will be available for purchase at the workshop.

Location: 771 Haddon Ave. For more information, email [email protected] or visit

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