Using native plants grown from seed helps us create resilient landscapes that are rich in genetic diversity. This class will focus on essential principles for propagating herbaceous wildflowers, woody plants, and ferns—and give us hands-on practice with techniques to do so successfully. Heather McCargo emphasizes the benefits of using natural processes to do much of the work, such as sowing seed outside in the fall and taking advantage of the seasonal weather patterns that each species needs to germinate. She will discuss ecologically responsible collection practices and timing; proper seed handling and storage; and describe simple methods for setting up an outdoor propagation area. The program will also recommend books and other resources for native plant propagation, and give you practice sowing seeds in pots, which you will take home at the end of the program.
Enrollment for this workshop is limited to 25. Make sure to reserve a spot by registering here!