Online Workshop: Backyard Vegetable Breeding

Online via Zoom

Thursday 18 May, 2023

7.30-8.30pm online via Zoom

Tickets: $30 via Trybooking

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  • This online event is Live and a recording will also be available for two weeks only after the session date.

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Breeding your own vegetable varieties at home is easy. Farmers and gardeners have been doing it for ten thousand years. With a bit of observation, a sense of adventure and a dash of patience, you can develop your own new vegetable varieties, adapted for your local conditions, right in your own garden.

Gregg Muller, a keen vegie grower all his life, has been breeding vegetables (and eating his mistakes) for a couple of decades.  His home in Bendigo, during the millennial drought, was tough for home vegetable growers, and rather than struggle with the limited number of commercial offerings or poorly-adapted heirlooms available, Gregg decided to go on a bit of a botanical adventure in his own backyard and try breeding varieties that were better suited for his rocky poor soils and central Victorian conditions.

Join Gregg from as he takes us on his journey into backyard vegetable breeding, from coloured snow peas, through luscious baby cantaloupes and multi-coloured carrots for tough soils, to the delightful Fatso parsnip, and his current collaborative projects in Open Source community-based breeding for sweetcorn, butternut pumpkins, broadbeans and dwarf tomatoes. He will explore a few myths about hybrids and heirlooms and encourage you to embrace a bit more diversity in your vegetable repertoire.

Let's have some fun.

Follow Gregg on Instagram @useful_ seeds and @central_vic_landrace_breeding and Facebook: Useful Seeds and Central Victorian Landrace Breeding Project

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