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Back to basics: Learn about heirloom vegetables and seed saving

Learn about heirloom vegetables, seed saving and how

Learn about heirloom vegetables, seed saving and how you can help improve the food supply at Hallockville Museum Farm on June 2. (Credit: iStock)

If you're interested in getting back to basics and learning more about heirloom vegetables and seed saving, your ship is coming in on Sunday: Steph Gaylor, owner of Invincible Summer Farms and farmer with the Peconic Land Trust-owned Charnews Farm in Southold, will be giving a presentation at Hallockville Museum Farm, where she'll discuss saving, archiving and growing heirlooms, as well as how home gardeners can get involved by saving their own seeds and helping the local food supply in the process.

"It's very important to start growing regionally adapted varieties because of climate change," Gaylor says. "Many people are using seeds from other parts of the country that won't adapt to our region's climate changes. The more varieties you have, the better your yield will be."

At the event, which begins at 2 p.m. on June 2, you'll learn tips for saving your own seeds and ending reliance on seed catalogs and seedlings retail outlets.

Registration is required. Call 631-298-5292 or email hallockv@optonline.net to sign up.

Hallockville Museum Farm is at 6038 Sound Ave. in Riverhead.

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