Tecumseh District Library has a seed saving program next week

TECUMSEH — Those who wanted to save their seeds but didn’t know where to start can learn how during a virtual program next week with the Tecumseh District Library.

Bevin Cohen, author, herbalist, seed saver and owner of Small House Farm in Sanford, will join the Tecumseh District Library for a “fun and informative” online presentation, according to a press release from the library. Cohen will highlight the importance of saving and sharing garden seeds and how to do it successfully at home during his 7-8 p.m. presentation on Tuesday, September 13.

“Find out why planting, saving and sharing seeds are essential to cultivating sustainable neighborhoods and healthy communities,” the statement read. “Seed saver Bevin Cohen will share practical tips and advice on incorporating the traditional art of seed saving into your gardens.”

Cohen regularly offers workshops and lectures across the country on the benefits of living closer to the earth through locally grown seeds, herbs and foods, according to the release.

He is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in several publications including Mother Earth News, Hobby Farms Magazine, and the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Catalog. He is also the author of a handful of books, including “Saving our Seeds”, “The Artisan Herbalist”, and “The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils”.

Registration is required to watch the presentation online so that the library can send patrons the link to the program. To register, call the library at 517-423-2238, visit www.tecumsehlibrary.org or drop by the library at 215 N. Ottawa St.

The Tecumseh District Library Facebook page will also be streaming the program live. Watching the presentation on Facebook does not require registration. There is no charge to view the program.

Small House Farm near Sanford in mid-Michigan is a sustainable living effort, says www.smallhousefarm.com. All of its all-natural, seasonal products are handcrafted in small batches.