Native Seed Collection & Post-Harvest Handling – Adkins Arboretum

Native Seed Collection & Post-Harvest Handling

Location:  Adkins Arboretum
Date:  10/3/2015
Time:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Join horticulturist Leslie Hunter Cario as she shares her expertise in growing native plants from seed. Discover the basics of collecting, processing, storing, and preparing seeds for propagation as well as sustainable harvest considerations. First time and repeat participants will enjoy hiking to different plant communities within the Arboretum for field identification and seed collection. Following the field activities, participants will work on post-harvest handling at the Arboretum’s Native Plant Nursery.  Seeds harvested will be shared by program participants for their own gardens and the Native Plant Nursery to supplement its future production projects. Please bring a bagged lunch and dress for the weather.