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Propagating Pollinator Plants From Seed
Wednesday, February 3 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Propagating pollinator plants from seed including native and non-native but non-invasive plants in your garden is a great way to help pollinators. An inexpensive way to expand your plantings is to grow them yourself from seed. In this workshop we’ll discover different germination requirements for different kinds of seeds and with a few tricks how you can easily grow them. You’ll learn how to plant seeds in a plastic milk jug to stratify outside over the winter. Proper after care will be discussed as well.
Presenter: Jim Sirch is the Education Coordinator at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Jim was past president and is currently on the board of the Hamden Land Conservation Trust. A certified CT Master Gardener, Jim gives talks throughout the state on gardening for pollinators and growing native plants from seed and is dedicated to helping improve backyard biodiversity. Jim was featured in the Members Making a Difference section of the Summer 2016 issue of the American Horticultural Society’s American Gardener magazine. He was also featured in the Fall 2019-2020 issue of Connecticut Sea Grant’s Magazine “Wrack Lines” for the article “Let It Bee: Our Freedom Lawn Can Be Yours Too.” Jim also authors a weekly nature blog called Beyond Your Back Door.
Please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.