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Native Seed Propagation

Saturday, January 6, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to stratify and winter sow native seeds.

We will discuss how wild seeds differ from our typical agricultural crops, and how seed starting techniques can vary from species to species. We will take a closer look at seed morphology and seed dormancy, two characteristics that can help us determine how to break dormancy and successfully germinate our seeds. We will consider the ways we can further preserve genetic diversity through the growing process, and why maintaining more unpredictable traits like seed dormancy is so important for native plants. Finally, we will sow our seeds and prepare them for stratification.

This workshop takes place in Hilltop’s Indoor Classroom. Come prepared to get your hands dirty- we will be working with soil propagating seeds of several species of native plants!

This class was designed for ages 13 and up. We defer to your judgement about the interest level and maturity of your child. Parents are required to stay for this class.

Everyone will leave with seed stratifying material, including local-ecotype seeds grown here at the farm, and a full tray of planted seeds.

$25 per participant. Registration required.
Registration closes on Friday, 1/5/24 at 4pm.

Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center