Native Seed Collection & Post-Harvest Handling – Adkins Arboretum

Native Seed Collection & Post-Harvest Handling

Native Seed Collection & Post-Harvest Handling

Location:  Adkins Arboretum
Date:  10/4/2014
Time:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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.   This is a hands-on workshop, so please dress for the weather and plan to hike to various nearby 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.