In recent years, seeds have been celebrated for the beauty they add to the garden. For centuries seeds have meant one thing to gardeners more than anything else — the
In recent years, seeds have been celebrated for the beauty they add to the garden. For centuries seeds have meant one thing to gardeners more than anything else — the possibility of having more plants for oneself and to share with others. This practicum, a brief talk on the art of collecting seed, followed by a walk around Hollister House to identify and collect seed that has matured in the garden, will introduce participants into the art and practice of seed saving. In this class, participants will learn how to identify, collect, clean and store seed of a number of perennials and annuals in the garden and will leave the class with a variety of seeds in hand to introduce into their own gardens.
Instructor Lee Buttala is the co-author of The Seed Garden and was the director of Seed Saver’s Exchange, the only non-governmental organization to store seeds at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault 500 km south of the North Pole. He writes a garden column for the Berkshire Edge, is the consulting garden producer for Martha Stewart television, and is a board member of Hollister House Garden.
Reservations are required for this event. Strictly limited to 18 participants.
HHG Members $35 | Non-members $50
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hollister House Garden
300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington CT, 06793
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