After stomping black beans and lima beans in rubber baskets, Berty Stearns (wearing bandana) explains how easily the dried beans fall from the broken pods to (from left) Patrick Klune, Diana Hensley, Gabriella Porter, Candace Porter (hidden), TyLynn Klune and Kim Rockman (not pictured).

Pick, shuck and blow!

A small group of gardening enthusiasts gathered Saturday morning at the Rock County Library to teach participants how to save various grain, vegetable and flower seeds for next year’s gardening season.

The second of three free “seed soirees” featured proper seed drying and packaging. The hands-on session also allowed participants to shuck and clean next year’s seeds.


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