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Field Day on Collecting and Saving Native Seeds
September 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT
Join a free, hands-on workshop on collecting and growing seeds from the native plants that support our native pollinators.
About this event
Collecting and Growing Native Seeds: A Free, Hands-on Workshop
10:00 Welcome Tom Dominguez, Santa Fe County Extension Agent
10:05 Introduction to native plant materials development and native seed collection practices and applications, Maria Mullins, Assistant Southwest Director, Institute for Applied Ecology
10:20 Growing Native plants to Support Biodiversity and Soil Health, Isabelle Jenniches, co-founder, NM Healthy Soil Working Group
10:30 Tour of Native Plant Demonstration Garden, Pam Wolfe, Co-Project Leader, Santa Fe Native Plant Project
10:45 Hands-on native seed collecting of cowpen daisy (Verbesina encelioides), horsetail milkweed (Asclepias subverticillata), and blanket flower (Gaillardia pulchella and Gaillardia aristate).
11:15 Hands-on seed cleaning using screens and seed aspirator
12:00-1 Lunch (provided by Seeding Regenerative Agriculture)
Class is Free but registration is required due to space limitations. Bring hat, gloves, water, sunscreen and sturdy shoes.
This program is presented by SFEMG Seed Stewards in partnership with the Institute for Applied Ecology, Santa Fe Native Plant Project (SNaPP), New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group, and Seeding Regenerative Agriculture.