Oct 05 2012

To Boil or Not To Boil, that is the question! Collection and Proper Treatment of Native Plant Seeds

Join us and Dr. Randi Eckel owner of Toadshade Wildflower Farm on Sunday October 28th at 11 a.m to learn how to save native seeds in Randi’s “To Boil or not to Boil, that is the question!  Collection and Proper Treatment of Native Plant Seeds” workshop.

Different types of seeds require different treatments to get them to grow (Hammers? Drills?  Boiling water??).  A hands on workshop on how to properly collect, store and treat seeds for maximum germination.   Each participant will  make their own seed packets of at least 6 different types of native plants to take home and grow.

Registration is $15 and limited to 30 participants, email the land trust to reserve your spot today!

About Dr. Randi Eckel

Randi is the owner of Toadshade Wildflower Farm a mail order nursery in Frenchtown, NJ that specializes in nursery grown and propagated perennial plants native to northeastern North America. She also gives presentations and workshops on native plants, native plant propagation and related topics. Randi received her Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University.

About the Hunterdon Land Trust

The Hunterdon Land Trust was founded in 1996 by a group of volunteers concerned with the negative effects of increasing sprawl and the loss of important natural resources and rural landscapes in Hunterdon County. Thanks to their commitment to the natural beauty and environmental health of the county, the land trust has grown and evolved from its original all-volunteer structure into a professional organization with a staff of six.

As the organization has evolved, so has our role within the community. In addition to preserving over 6,300 acres and being a leader in land preservation, the Hunterdon Land Trust has become an innovative steward of natural resources and a respected community partner supporting local food systems.

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