Lisa Burke is an Arboretum neighbor with an expertise in seed preservation. She works in a gene Bank at USDA in Ames. Participants will learn how to select seeds and prepare them for future propagation. This is especially of interest to gardeners with heirloom varieties to protect. What is the best way to store seeds for future use? How can you check the quality of the seed? And how does the home gardener prepare seeds for spring planting? Lisa will also discuss aspects of seed saving dealing with true-to-type and heirloom seed preservation.