Seed Harvesting Workshop
in the Garden at SALT Beyoğlu

Salt Beyoğlu

October 1, 2011 14.00

Programming for children in the Garden at SALT Beyoğlu will continue Saturday, October 1 with a free workshop on seed harvesting. In collaboration with Pelin Demireli, children 12 and under will learn to collect, dry and save seeds to replant for next season.

In connection to the workshop, from 13.00 to 14.00, artist/architect Fritz Haeg’s Edible Estates films documenting garden projects in London and Los Angeles will be screened in the Walk-in Cinema. The workshop will begin at 14.00 and run for two hours.

The Garden at SALT Beyoğlu was developed by Fritz Haeg as an edible planting project to act as the hub for an ongoing education and cultural program. Since 2005, Haeg has been creating a series of gardens that produce food in unlikely urban spaces known as Edible Estates in partnership with local organizations and families.

Pelin Demireli leads gardening and cooking workshops for children with organizations including Sulukule Volunteer Association, Şişli Ecological Market, Kuzguncuk Elementary School, Kınalı Summer Camp and Minik Fırın. She is also engaged in a network of local farmers and seed swappers working to make traditional seeds available both within and outside of İstanbul.