Native Seeds: Science, Collection and Cultivation

Seeds are a remarkable product of evolution; they provide a means for plants to travel great distances and cope with extreme climates. Seeds play a critical role in most food webs, and human existence relies upon them. This workshop with PHA Curator Todd Rounsaville will provide an overview of seeds including their evolution, diversity, and types of dormancy. We will cover how these traits lend themselves to cultivation. Fall is a perfect time to study seeds, and the workshop will include a guided tour of the grounds to collect seed, and hands-on instruction for cleaning and storing seeds in order to break dormancy. Participants will leave with seeds from many unique plants, with a focus on native wildflowers and trees.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 9:00am to 1:00pm

Polly Hill Arboretum
809 State Road, West Tisbury, MA 02575

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Nature & Outdoors, Classes & Instruction





$40: General; $25: PHA Member

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