Growing native plants from seeds workshop scheduled for Dec. 9

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a workshop about growing native plants from seeds from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm, 200 Presumpscot Point Road, Falmouth. 

Led by experienced horticulturists, the workshop will explore various topics, including sowing and transplanting techniques, protecting seeds from critters and dividing plants in the spring. Attendees will also learn about the benefits of using native plants in landscaping, their role in supporting local ecosystems and why from late fall to early winter is the perfect time to start planting native seeds outdoors. 

During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience and take home two containers with the seeds they plant.

Space is limited, registration is required. To sign up, visit the program webpage. The program fee is offered on a sliding scale, $5-$15, with all proceeds supporting the educational mission of Tidewater Farm.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, visit the UMaine Extension website or contact Pamela Hargest,; 207.949.4524.