A number of our central coast native plants are easily grown from seed. This presentation will cover seed types important to indigenous Californians, the basics of native plant seed collecting, responsible harvesting, specifics of harvesting, cleaning and seed viability, as well as how to store and propagate these precious legacy native plants. Participants will leave with a large selection of resources to enrich their learning.
Janice Kuch is a Master Gardener who always enjoyed gardening in her hometown of Chicago. She began gardening with native plants in southern California in 2004. Since living on the central coast, she has been involved with various local habitat restoration projects, is part of the native plant group at the UCSC Arboretum and is currently a volunteer with the Amah Mutsun Land Trust coastal prairie restoration project.