Seed saving brings tremendous benefits to the willing gardener. Learn how seeds develop, stay dormant, and germinate. This hands-on workshop covers harvesting, cleaning, and storing a wide spectrum of native seeds. Spend time in the field observing and collecting seeds, then practice cleaning. Take your seeds home at the end of class. Bring a lunch and dress appropriately for the field.
Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society.
Instructor: Kate Stafford, is a horticulturalist and the former Nursery Operations Manager and Propagator at Nasami Farm. While working at Nasami Farm in Whately, MA, Kate Stafford focused on growing the region’s native plants from wild-harvested, sustainably collected seed. Kate also ran the nursery volunteer program, taught courses, and wrote articles. She has a profound interest in plant communities and the life they support. She received a BS in Biology from the University of Massachusetts.
Class Fee: $66 (Member) $80 (Nonmember)