Native Seed Collection for Beginners

9/21/2017 & 9/23/2017 10:00AM to 12:00PM

These two-hour class are designed for adults who are seeking to explore the world of native plant seed collection, will provide an introduction to the methods used in the collection of native plant seeds. The class will examine how to identify seeds, plan times to harvest and proper cleaning and storage.

Led by our staff growers, attendees will enjoy the rare opportunity to explore seed collection methods and ethics in the field at Duke Farms. Each participant will leave with pre-packaged native plant seeds and a potted plant from the property to sow at home!

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Every visit to Duke Farms is a chance to learn something new. Our educational classes are intended for those who want to dive deeper into stewardship and cultivate a stronger connection with nature. We offer classes covering a variety of topics for both children and adults.


Duke Farms offers a number of special event opportunities throughout the year. From our seasonal, weekly farm market to our four annual festivals, there are many opportunities to experience stewardship, nature and agroecology at Duke Farms. Click the icons for more information. 

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The natural beauty, diversity of wildlife and breadth of ecological resources at Duke Farms makes it the perfect setting for environmental education, demonstration and research. We believe that everyone—from research professionals to school kids—can learn from our conservation efforts and help to build a more sustainable future.

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