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Field Day on Collecting and Saving Native Seeds

September 17, 2022 @ 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.

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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 EcologySanta Fe Native Plant Project (SNaPP)New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group, and Seeding Regenerative Agriculture.

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collecting-and-growing-native-seeds-a-free-hands-on-workshop-tickets-404956033397.

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Santa Fe County Extension Campus
3229 Rodeo Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
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