Growing Native Woody Plants from Seed, Session 2
March 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Growing native plants from seed secures stronger genetic diversity and adaptability to our changing climate. This class covers the basic set-up and the correct steps and considerations to grow native woody plants from seed. Through a hands-on workshop, we will explain and demonstrate the ins and outs, including the processes of collection, seasonal timing, germination rates, materials, and the steps of caring for the plant collection to the point they’re sold or planted in your clients’ gardens or landscapes. Instructors Shawn Jalbert, owner of Native Haunts Nursery, and Nikki Lively Savage, from New England Wetland Plants, will teach the content according to the plants’ natural communities, from coastal maritime to freshwater wetlands and other communities throughout Maine and New England.
Please note that the March 6 session will cover different plants from the February 15 session (Growing Native Woody Plants from Seed, Session 1). It is recommended that you take both classes.
Class Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Recommended Reference Material: Natural Landscapes of Maine, Andy Cutko and Susan Gawler
Shawn Jalbert is the steward of the Harvey Butler Rhododendron Sanctuary in Springvale (under the sponsorship of the Native Plant Trust). He consults on landscape restoration and propagates native plants at his retail nursery, Native Haunts, in Alfred, Maine.
Nikki Lively Savage manages the propagation department at New England Wetland Plants in South Hadley, MA. She grows over 100 species of native woody and herbaceous plants from wild-collected seeds.