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September 23, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Workshop: Propagating Native Ferns

Students learn how to propagate native ferns at Mt. Cuba Center.
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Discover how simple it is to grow ferns from spores. Steve Pyne, Mt. Cuba’s greenhouse assistant and skilled fern propagator, reviews the life cycle of these ancient plants, how to properly collect and dry fertile fronds, and the basic steps for successfully propagating ferns. In this hands-on workshop, you will clean and sow spores into a simple growing system to take home.

This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

About the Instructor:
Steve Pyne is a Greenhouse Assistant at Mt. Cuba and worked for over ten years in the Victorian Fernery at Morris Arboretum. His current projects include propagating ferns, lycopods, and terrestrial orchids.

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