Workshop: Growing Native Plants from Seed
With the Wild Seed Project
Join Heather McCargo, founder and director of the Wild Seed Project, on Saturday, November 9 at 9:30am at Aldermere Farm in Rockport to learn how growing native plants from seed can produce a lot of plants inexpensively and protect the genetic diversity of Maine native plants.
McCargo will explain the germination requirements of a variety of native seeds from wildflowers and ferns to trees and shrubs with an emphasis on outdoor seed sowing in pots or growing beds. Participants will learn about native plant propagation from germination techniques to seed collection and storing procedures and get hands-on experience in planting a selection of native seeds.
The workshop, co-sponsored by Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Coast Heritage Trust, will be held on Sat, Nov 9 from 9:30-11am at Aldermere Farm’s main barn, 20 Russell Ave in Rockport.
The cost of the workshop is $25 for Wild Seed Project members; $30 for non-members and includes seed, pots (min. of 4 per person), potting soil, and all instruction.
Participants are welcome to bring seeds of native plants that have been collected.
For more information or to register for this workshop, contact Julie at 596-2040, , or register online at http://www.knox-lincoln.org/farmer-gardener.
Space is limited; please register by November 1.
This event takes place at our preserve at Aldermere Farm, Rockport
Nestled on the western shore of Penobscot Bay in Rockport, Aldermere Farm and its Belted Galloway cattle have been area landmarks for generations. | Learn more