Seed Saving: Understanding, Collecting, Cleaning, & Storing Seeds

October 7, 2017 @ 4:00 am – 7:00 am
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Seed Saving: Understanding, Collecting, Cleaning, & Storing Seeds @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum | Chaska | Minnesota

Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, Research Information Director at the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association
’Tis the season… for seed collecting. By this time of year most plants are producing seeds, and whether you wish to harvest a bit of natural bounty or get ready for next year’s garden, it’s important to get the details right! Using the Arboretum’s late-summer grounds and gardens, Jim Calkins will show you what seeds are worth collecting and demonstrate proper techniques to ensure that you have healthy, vital seeds that will sprout when you plant them next spring. Weather permitting, this is an exclusive opportunity to collect and bring home seeds from annuals, herbaceous perennials, and woody species at the Arboretum! Dress for the weather. Note: If you are interested in seeds, see Jim’s class on seed propagation (The Science of Plant Propagation)
Limit 16, Marion Andrus Learning Center
$41 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission