David King talk on Seed Saving May 25, 2014 at 10am in the White House Place Learning Garden

David King – Founder and First Chair of the Seed Library of Los Angeles   chair@slola.org

From the beginning the mission of the Library centered on the idea of clean, wholesome, non-GMO food for every one in the Los Angeles region, especially the under-served and compromised communities. With the ideas that food, uncontaminated with pesticides and questionable technologies, is a right of all people, and seeds belong to humanity, he called for a meeting of like-minded people on December 4th, 2010.  From there, the Seed Library of Los Angeles was born.

A transplant from northeast Kansas, David started gardening as a five year old under his grandfather’s tutelage. He lives his life full-time as an author, writer, gardener and activist in Los Angeles, working to make home grown food a part of the Los Angeles’ culture. As a speaker and instructor, he shares his knowledge of growing food with quick witted humor and an infectious passion for the subject.

As the garden master/director for The Learning Garden, a community and school garden located on the campus of Venice High School, King has been published in a number of different horticulture and gardening venues and has appeared on TV and radio. He teaches for UCLA Extension, writes for gardening and ecological magazines and blogs. He fervently hopes to publish his first book on gardening, Growing Food In Southern California, in the very near future.

Seed Saving Basics

Bean, Lettuce, Pea, Pepper, Tomato.  These vegetables offer the beginning seed saver the best chance for successful seed saving. They produce seed the same season as planted and are mostly self-pollinating, minimizing the need to be mindful of preventing cross-pollination.

Seed Saving Advanced.  Corn, Cucumber, Muskmelon, Radish, Spinach, Squash/Pumpkin.
The experienced seed saver’s vegetables produce seed the season they are planted but require separation to keep unwanted cross-pollination from taking place.

When:  Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 10am
Where:  White House Place Learning Garden, northeast corner of Bimini and White House Place in the Los Angeles Eco-Village, Los Angeles 90004.   Directions
Free Admission.  Donations always welcome
No reservations necessary.

And Free Coffee:  Stop by Jimmy Lizama’s Relampago Wheelery at 140 Bimini Place for a free cup of Cafecito Organico coffee on your way to David King’s talk Sunday morning, May 25, 2014.  Please bring your own cup.

Save the dates for future talks in the White House Place Learning Garden:

Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 10 am: Kreigh Hampel on Composting

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1 pm:  Hop Hopkins on Food Security

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 11 am:  Meredith McKenzie on Watersheds

The White House Place Learning Garden and these events are sponsored by the Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust, a nonprofit tax exempt organization.

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