Native Plant Trust


Sunday, September 10, 2023—Sunday, September 24, 2023

Seed Conservation

Seed banking, or ex situ conservation, is an effective method of conserving rare and endangered flora for future generations. Explore process of procuring, cleaning, and accessioning seeds in a seed bank. We will focus on this process in three parts: seed collection (part 1), seed cleaning and processing (part 2), and seed storage for indefinite freezing at 0°F (part 3). This course is suitable for professional conservationists as well as those interested in peeking behind the curtain at Native Plant Trust’s regional seed bank.

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Date/time detailsSunday, September 10, 17, 2023 (Garden in the Woods) and Sunday, September 24, 2023 (Nasami Farm) 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
LocationGarden in the Woods, Framingham, MA & Nasami Farm, Whately, MA
Program codeBOT5133
Fee$162 (Members) / $198 (Nonmembers)
InstructorMichael Piantedosi
CertificateAdvanced Core, Botany