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Troy Howard Middle School Seed Program
April 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
David Wessels is the garden coordinator at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast where he and his students manage a 1/3 acre garden and year-round greenhouse. The garden provides fresh veggies to the cafeteria and serves as a living laboratory for ecological inquiry. Each year, students take on the responsibility of stewarding an extensive seed collection, growing out beloved heirlooms, forgotten food crops, bumblebee curated gene pools and other wonders. These seeds are carefully cleaned and packed by students and offered to the public each year through the Troy Howard Seed Co. In recent years, David and his students have been exploring the possibilities of classical plant breeding, crossing vegetable, flower and herb varieties with paintbrushes, hummingbird moths and wind and watching new possibilities emerge from ancient stories.