We’ll learn to grow native plants from seed at the next Loess Hills Wild Onesprogram at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. Park in Lot #3 and meet at the greenhouse in the Gaylord Smith Building.
Rod Tondreau, retired WITCC professor and native plant expert, will teach us how to collect, store, and prepare different kinds of seeds for planting. Learn the pre-treatments necessary for various types of seed, what methods are successful at germinating seeds, and best practices for growing the starts. After the program, those who’d like to see more of the campus’s impressive natural area can join Rod on a guided trail walk.
Our November program will include a seed exchange. Please share your pollinator-friendly (mostly) native seed with others! Bring it packaged and labeled in small envelopes if you can, or bring your bulk seed to the October program and we can divide it into packets for the exchange.
The November program, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, in the Gleeson Room at the Sioux City Public Library, will also include a “Year in Review” and a discussion about our plans for 2019.
We look forward to seeing you at WITCC on October 14, and at the library on November 11!
Loess Hills Wild Ones
Healing the Earth one yard at a time.