Saving seeds for many flowers is as simple as letting the flower die, then pulling off the dried pod or bud and either separating the closed bud or dropping the seeds out of the pod.
I wrote about fruit leather for Edible Austin a couple of years back. Strawberry season is hopping right now and I thought I’d reshare this great project for a pint of berries! Get the recipe and methodology here.
NOTE: I didn’t mention this specifically in the article, but if you’re dehydrating in the oven, I recommend keeping the oven door cracked slightly to allow air to circulate vs. just baking. I know it’s hot and the last thing you want is additional heat in the kitchen, but your projects will turn out much better if you allow a little air flow for that hot, drying oven air. If you end up doing a lot of dehydrating, then consider adding an affordable option for a dehydrator, like this one, to your kitchen tools. I have owned and used mine constantly for years and love it!
Read up on jerky tactics and learn how to make beef jerky, fish jerky and turkey jerky.