Date(s) - 10/03/17
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Fremont Public Library
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Jim Keenan, Chairman of The Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee will be presenting an overview of the collecting, processing, and sowing of seed collected from local sources. Information will be provided on readiness for harvesting, the tools and techniques used and the process for drying, cleaning and storage of seeds.
Jim’s presentation is based on his experience hand collecting seed with a local seed sharing group and with the McHenry County Conservations District. He began with the seeding of his 4 acre prairie restoration 14years ago, and now has over 170 species of native plants growing in what had been a corn/bean field. Photos of his and other plantings from local seed sources will be shown to illustrate.