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Growing Native Plants from Seed

Growing Native Plants from Seed

When: September 20, 2018 6:30pm to 8 pm
Where: Hidden Habitat 2017 Southwood Road, Kilworthy P0E 1G0
$35 per participant

Learn the basics of how to grow your own native plants from seed, as well as some tips and tricks that will bring better results. The workshop will cover how to responsibly collect seeds, how to store them and how to germinate them indoors and outdoors.

The workshop will begin with a basic introduction into native plant gardening and plant selection and a tour of the Hidden Habitat gardens in the making.

In the workshop participants will:

  • learn which plants are ideal to grow from seed
  • learn how and when to seed a variety of Ontario native grasses and wildflower seeds
  • learn how and when to collect seeds from your own garden
  • learn the benefits and drawbacks to direct seeding outdoors vs. germinating indoors
  • learn methods of seed preparation such as cold moist stratification and seed scarification.
  • enjoy warming beverages and light refreshments around an open fire
  • leave excited about the possibilities in your own garden

Workshop will be held partially outdoors and hands on so please dress for the weather and for the garden.

Registration opening soon.

Establishing a Meadow

Establishing a Meadow

When: September 13, 2018 6:30pm to 8 pm
Where: Hidden Habitat  2017 Southwood Road, Kilworthy, ON P0E 1G0
$35 per participant*

Whether you want to turn a small piece of your lawn into a haven for birds and butterflies, or have a field you want to return to a productive landscape for wildlife, this workshop will help you create your very own meadow environment.

The workshop will begin with a basic introduction into native plants and a tour of the Hidden Habitat gardens and meadows in the making.

In the workshop participants will:

  • learn about different meadow ecosystems in Ontario
  • learn which plants are ideal to grow in your meadow
  • learn how and when to seed a meadow
  • learn how to prepare and maintain your meadow
  • learn how to transform lawn into meadow
  • enjoy warming beverages and light refreshments around an open fire
  • leave excited about starting your own meadow

*Fee does not include seeds.  Native grass and flower seeds will be available for purchase after the workshop.

Workshop will be held partially outdoors and hands on so please dress for the weather and for the garden. A handout will be provided but note taking and photos are welcome throughout the workshop.

Registration opening soon.

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