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Native Plants: Collecting & Sowing Seed (Ages 14+)
September 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join Heather McCargo, for a hands-on experience in native seed propagation, from ecologically responsible seed collection and storing procedures to germination techniques. Participants will go seed collecting in CMBG’s native plant gardens and learn about setting up an outdoor propagation area at home. Come learn the best techniques for sowing natives, and take home several pots sown with seeds.
Heather McCargo, founder and executive director of Wild Seed Project, is an educator with 30 years of experience in plant propagation, landscape design, and conservation. She was the head plant propagator at the New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods during the 1990s, worked at several landscape architecture/planning firms specializing in ecological design, and has been a contributor to several research projects with USAID, the National Gardening Association, and MOFGA. She has lectured nationally and is widely published in journals and magazines such as Horticulture and American Nurseryman. Locally, Heather designed the master plan for the medicinal gardens at Avena Botanicals in Rockland.