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Winter Seed Sowing Workshop (Antrim)
Winter Seed Sowing Workshop (Antrim)

Sat, Feb 24


Antrim Conservation District

Winter Seed Sowing Workshop (Antrim)

Join us and our friends from Michigan Butterfly Habitats for a hands-on experience at the Antrim Conservation District! Discover the magic gardening for wildlife and learn how to grow beautiful native plants from seed.

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Time & Location

Feb 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Antrim Conservation District, 4820 Stover Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615, USA

About the event

Some seeds require a temperature change to trigger the end of a dormancy (or sleep) period; a process called stratification. Many native seeds have this built-in dormancy mechanism which protects them from germinating before killing frosts or in times of drought. One of the easiest ways to cold stratify seeds is to let nature do the work, either by planting seeds in the fall outdoors or starting them in a container during the winter.

This workshop will cover everything you need to know about getting native wildflower seeds started along with a brief presentation on gardening for pollinators from Michigan Butterfly Habitats founder Skylar McNaughton.

Space is limited, please register in advance!

What to expect:

  • No cost to attend, though donations are always appreciated
  • Light refreshments provided
  • All supplies provided including various native wildflowers, soil, and milk jugs. Please bring an extra milk jug if you'd like to make a second container.
  • Due to our unseasonably warm winter, we're only offering seeds that require 30 days of cold stratification. Hopefully next year we can expand our options!
  • Must be 18+ or older to participate or bring a parent/guardian with you

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