ROCKPORT — Join Heather McCargo, founder and director of the Wild Seed Project (www.wildseedproject.net), to learn how growing native plants from seed can produce a lot of plants inexpensively and protect the genetic diversity of Maine native plants.
The workshop, co-sponsored by Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Coast Heritage Trust, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9:30 - 11 a.m., at Aldermere Farm’s main barn, 20 Russell Ave, in Rockport.
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 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.
Space is limited; register by November 1.