Collecting and Sowing Native Seed - Workshop

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Please join us for this intensive workshop program, taught by Heather McCargo of Wild Seed Project and presented by Grow Native Massachusetts.

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.

Heather McCargo is the founder and executive director of Wild Seed Project, a non-profit organization based in Maine. She is an educator with 30 years of expertise in plant propagation, landscape design, and conservation. Heather was the head propagator at Garden in the Woods during the 1990s, and has an M.A. from the Conway School of Landscape Design.

Continuing education credits will be available.

Grow Native Massachusetts at Camp Cedar Hill
241 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452

Sponsor(s): Grow Native Massachusetts
Time(s): 10:30am - 1:30pm
Cost: $52/ $62
Phone: 781-790-8921

Date Added: Monday, September 09, 2019
All information is subject to change.

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