Seed Classes

6 Chances to Learn Seed Saving this Fall!

Local libraries are again teaming up with Red Beet Row Education Farm to bring seeds to the people and people to the seeds!  Fall is when the fruits of our vegetable gardens ripen their seed for the next generation.  Take any one of these classes to learn, save your garden seed this year, and donate your surplus seed to our local seed libraries!

In each class, we’ll show you how and when to collect and store seed from common vegetable plants. We’ll demonstrate methods for seed cleaning, and explain the trickeries of cross-pollination.

All classes are taught by John Wright and Stephanie Blessing, of Red Beet Row Education Farm. They will host a hands-on version of the class on September 23, 1-3:30pm, as they are able to use their own land and living plants for hands-on examples. Their diverse garden beds also allow for lessons on both common and uncommon vegetables, perennials, and fruits.

Please bring seed and/or $$ donations to class.  We’ll pass the hat. 100% of all donations directly pay for supplies for our Seed Libraries!

Henderson Memorial Public Library – Garden Party!!
Tuesday, August 22, 6pm
Bring a dish to share, and a few fruits from your garden! Ashtabula Local Food Council will be there to teach about local food options and our new online food hub.  Red Beet Row will be there to teach about saving seeds from common vegetable fruits. We’ll learn about local food and seed saving while we eat!
54 E. Jefferson St.
Jefferson, OH 44047

Rock Creek Public Library Seed Saving Class
Thursday September 14, 5:30pm
2988 High St.
Rock Creek, OH 44084

Kingsville Public Library Seed Saving Class
Monday September 18, 5:30pm
6006 Academy St.
Kingsville, OH 44048

Conneaut Public Library Seed Saving Class
Friday September 22, 5:30pm
304 Buffalo St.
Conneaut, OH 44030

Andover Public Library Seed Saving Class
Monday September 25, 5:30pm
142 W Main St.
Andover, OH 44003

Red Beet Row Education Farm – Hands-On Class!
Saturday, September 23, 1-3:30pm   
We’ll walk around the farm and save seed directly from various ripe plants— garden vegetables & perennials. Go home w/ seed.  Please RSVP (in case of cancelation) to:, or call 440-316-BEET
2873 East Maple Rd
Jefferson, OH 44047

Questions? Contact us at or  call  440-316-BEET