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September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Seeds: Wild versus Commercial (Online)

Seed pods at Mt. Cuba Center.
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This program takes place online on Thursday, September 16.

We all know the importance of planting and promoting native plants, but what are the differences between wild seeds and those you can purchase from a commercial vendor? While seed farming is needed to meet the demand from restoration practitioners and homeowners, the end product can differ considerably from local, wild material. Join Native Plant Trust’s Research Botanist, Jessa Finch, for this interactive online session to explore the impact of seed sourcing on commercially sold seed and to equip yourself with the information you need to be an informed purchaser of native plant seeds.

About the Instructor:
Jessamine Finch, PhD, is a Research Botanist at Native Plant Trust and manages the Seed Bank of the New England Plant Conservation Program (NEPCoP) at Garden in the Woods. Her research interests focus on the intersection of seed ecology, land management, and climate change. Jessamine holds a BA in Biological Sciences from Smith College and a PhD in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden.

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