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Native Seed Collecting Workshop

Two Sessions, 9am & 2pm
1271 Hanover Street
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

On Saturday, October 2nd, join either of our workshops to harvest native seeds and learn about Hilltop Hanover's living seed bank and native plant conservation nursery. Workshops are from 9am - 11am or 2pm - 4pm.

Attend this two hour participatory program to learn about "local ecotypes", tour our seed plots, and help us collect seeds from three local provenance native plant species. Hilltop's Native Plant Program Manager, Emily Rauch, will explain how our farm-based native plant nursery is a full circle biodiversity initiative designed to protect existing natural habitats and conserve native flora specifically adapted to our ecoregion. Following the seed harvest, join us for a discussion about using native plants in the local landscape while enjoying a cool herbal drink and snack.

Space is limited to 16 participants per session. Program will be held entirely outside observing social distancing guidelines. Masks must be worn at all times while at the farm.

$30 registration fee covers class, native seeds to take home, drink and snack. Farm-grown native plants from our native plant conservation nursery will be available for sale following the program.

Rain date is Saturday October 9th.