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Sat, Sep 07

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Location provided after registration

Seed Collection Workshop with Suzie Savoie

Seed Collection Workshop with Suzie Savoie
Seed Collection Workshop with Suzie Savoie

Time & Location

Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location provided after registration

About the event

Two Saturday workshops are offered - register for one or both. Choose June 29, September 7, or both days.

This is a special opportunity to experience and learn from an 8-year old 100% native pollinator garden on a conserved private property on Mt. Ashland Ski Road. The garden was installed by Suzie Savoie of Klamath Siskiyou Native Seeds on land opened up during construction. The 'garden' has been thriving ever since, providing amazing habitat for native bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, wasps and more. 

Keep reading for more information  and registration link below.

Topics for June 29: Amaze & Inspire: * Ecological overview of the location * Brief history of the property and goals * Techniques and timeline of how the seeding project was established: seed collection, seeding methods, species selection, etc. * Invasives / how to deal with them * Success of initial seeding - what species did well, what didn't establish * Focus on specific species with a walk around * Pollinator and wildlife use of seeded area * Walk to seed collection sites for the fall

Topics for September 7: All About Seeds: * Ethical seed collection * Legal requirements for seed collection on public land, personal use vs. commercial use * Timing of seed collection * Materials are needed for seed collection * Invasives / how to deal with them * Elevational belts: How understanding elevational differences between seed collections is important for restoration and landscaping uses of native seeds * How to use the seed: direct sow, nursery plants, seed treatment requirements, etc. * How to collect seeds of different species * Rough seed cleaning with basic implements * How to direct-sow chaffy seeds, or partially cleaned seeds Participants will take home seeds for further drying and cleaning.

Please plan to bring your lunch, beverage, hat, sun protection, gloves, and a chair if needed. We will be walking on a mountain property, so wear comfortable and closed toed shoes.

REGISTER HERE.  Location information provided after registration. 

Workshop leader: Suzie Savoie is co-owner of Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds & Siskiyou Ecological Services, co-author of Native Pollinator Plants for S. Oregon, editor of The Siskiyou Crest: Hikes, History & Ecology, and co-producer of the local film, Sagebrush to Sea: A Journey Across the Siskiyou Crest. Suzie provides native seed collection services, online native seed packet sales, native nursery plants, and native plant consultations. For more than 20 years, Suzie has been sharing native plants for gardens and habitat restoration from her property in the Applegate Valley, and she enjoys helping others do the same.

Thanks to the Mark A. Newberger Philanthropic Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation for your support!

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