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SOLD OUT Native Seed Collecting HANDS-ON Workshop
UCANR Demo Garden
1430 Freedom Blvd, suite E
Watsonville, CA 95076
Contact: Delise Weir, ddweir2000@gmail.com
Sponsor: UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz

Limit 15 students, first come first serve. SOLD OUT!

A number of our central coast native plants are easily grown from seed. These plants are often difficult to find in nurseries and permits are required to collect seed in the wild. This is a companion workshop to the free zoom presentation on Native plant seed collecting July 27th

The native wildflower field at our Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, is full of seeds that we can share with the community. We will go over the basics of collecting, cleaning and storing seeds. We will also show you how to make your own seed packets from recycled paper or origami paper so that you can have an endless supply of packets in any size that you desire. We will demonstrate with plants in season such as Seaside Daisy, Coast Buckwheat, Toyon and Blue-Eyed Grass.

Finally, we will discuss starting seeds directly in the ground and sowing seeds in pots.

Participants will be able to take home a variety of seed packets and handouts with resources for seed saving and propagation tips. Materials will be provided, however, it would be helpful to bring a pair of scissors or clippers, a magnifying glass or lens and something to write with. Dress in layers for sun or shade and bring water to drink.

Instructor, 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. 

Covid precautions: This is an outdoor event. We recommend all participants be fully vaccinated, wear masks and maintain 6' of distance. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask. Hand sanitizer will be provided. The instructor is fully vaccinated.

Sorry, this workshop is sold out. We will try to offer it again in August and September

many seeds