Winter Seed Sowing Workshop (Morning Session)

Winter Seed Sowing Workshop (Morning Session)


Saturday, 01/20/2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Bookings closed


Nahanton Park Nature Center
471 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA

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This Session is FULL

Sowing seeds collected from native plants is a great way to generate lots of beneficial plants for very low cost. But unfortunately, success is not often as simple as putting a seed in the ground and having a seedling appear a week or two later. Many native plants have evolved to require exposure to the elements of a New England winter (fluctuating cold temperatures and varied moisture over a period of months) before they will sprout in the spring.  During that winter and spring many things can happen to interfere with seeds successfully growing into strong and healthy plants – they may be become food for birds, rodents, or other creatures, be washed away by rain or melting snow, be buried too deeply under soil or leaves, or not deeply enough, be exposed to too much or too little moisture at critical times. Intentional Winter Seed Sowing creates a more ideal environment for seeds that allows us to control for many of those variables so that many more seeds sprout where you can locate them and nurture them along to grow big and strong.   Learn to grow your own native plants from seed with a mini greenhouse crafted from an empty milk or water jug. Soil and native seeds will be provided and participants will get to bring home their own mini greenhouse in a bottle. This 1.5 hour workshop will give you the tools to spark your own pollinator garden.

Pre-registration required. Space is limited to 20 per workshop.    REGISTRATION is below for the MORNING session.  If the session is full, please check the Afternoon Session for openings.

NOTE:   Both Morning and Afternoon Sessions are now FULL   Registration here is for the waiting list in case of a cancellation.  In addition you will be notified if we do additional sessions this season.   Alternatively  you can email Ann Dorfman ( to get on the waiting list  OR to be informed any future workshops.


Bookings are closed for this event.