WATERVILLE — “Seed Saving for Greater Sustainability,” a presentation by Will Bonsall, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Diamond Building at Colby College. A room will be determined. The free presentation will be hosted by Sustain Mid Maine Coalition’s Education & Community Outreach Team.

Waterville native Bonsall moved to a piece of run-out farmland in the hills of Industry, where he began growing much of his own food. He soon expanded into producing his own fertilizer and crop seed.

After discovering the wealth of traditional or heirloom varieties found in his community and around the region, he started the Scatterseed Project to collect, propagate, maintain and distribute seeds of various crop plants, particularly those which are endangered, or which are hard to obtain through usual commercial sources and those crops which are especially suitable for self-reliant lifestyles.

Bonsall is the author of two books, “Through the Eyes of a Stranger “and “Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical Self-Reliant Gardening.”

For more information, email [email protected].


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