Go Native! A Hands-on Exploration of Native Plant Seeds and Seedlings Workshop
Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Your friends at BCWA will help you 'go native' at home with seeds from our wetland areas. Everyone will learn a lot!
- What is a native plant?
- Why would I want native plants in my own yard?
- Will my plant grow if my yard is not a wetland?
- When will my plants bloom?
- What will eat my plants?
Participants will see photographs of what the plants look like when grown and photographs of what the plants attract. They will learn the benefits of native plants to the environment and look at
some charts to get an idea of how big the plants will get.
There will be a chance to explore seeds up close and personal at the microscope work station - some are really cool looking and oddly shaped. We can talk about why seeds come in so many shapes and sizes!
Participants will become plant caretakers by selecting three seedlings (from several varieties) to put in pots and take home to nurture until spring. Most of the selections need bright sun and lots
of moisture to get them ready to plant in the home garden when spring arrives.Participants can help the wetlands, too, by transplanting at least one plant to be used in one of our restoration projects in the
There will be plenty of information to take home, recommended readings and sources for plants and seed for those with an interest in creating a native plant garden!
A Family Activity (Children must be accompanied by adults)
Workshop is free. RSVP required.