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(FULL) Growing Native Plants from Seed

Nov 9, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, at Aldermere Farm

Photo courtesy of Knox-Lincoln County Soil & Water Conservation District

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. This workshop has been filled.

$25 for Wild Seed Project members; $30 for non-members

Includes seed, pots (min. of 4 per person), potting soil, and all instruction

Join Heather McCargo, founder and director of the Wild Seed Project (www.wildseedproject.net), on Saturday, November 9 at 9:30 am 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 9:30-11:00 am 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 207-596-2040, , or register online at http://www.knox-lincoln.org/farmer-gardener. Space is limited; please register by November 1.

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