Establishing native plants in our community helps provide habitat and food for native pollinators, like birds, bees, and other insects. Join Mattapoisett Land Trust at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library for a free Native Seed Planting Workshop! We’re so excited to share our knowledge of native plants and flowers and teach people methods for sowing, growing, and caring for their own native seedlings.
The workshop will be on Saturday January 20th from 10:00-11:00am downstairs in the Community Meeting Room at the library. The only thing that we ask you to bring are two (2) clean and empty plastic gallon jugs. Every attendee will need their own gallon jugs for planting. We’ll provide everything else (seeds, soil, etc.)!
Land trust volunteers will be there to teach you how to create your own greenhouse out of your plastic jug where you will plant seeds and then let them germinate over the winter. There will be a variety of native seeds to plant with and knowledgable volunteers to answer your native seed questions. We’ll have seeds for native flowers that enjoy full-sun, full-shade, dry soil, wet soil, with differing heights, bloom timeframes, and colors – we will have it all! Click here to see our seed list.
Following this workshop, we plan to host a Re-potting Workshop in the spring once all of your seeds have sprouted and are ready to be transplanted. The date of this follow up workshop will be annouced during our planting workshop.
The capacity for this workshop is limited to 20 attendees so please RSVP early. If plans change and you need to give up your spot, please email email@example.com so we can open it up for someone else.