Save the Date!
Fall Annual Meeting
October 4th, 2021
featuring James “Jim” Sirch
We are so excited about this speaker. Jim Sirch is the Educational Coordinator for Yale Peabody Museum. He specializes and is passionate about Native Plants. Fall is the best time to plant native seeds. Be certain to come to this meeting. We hope to have the meeting at the Riverfront Community Center as in the past, including a little social time before the presentation. Keeping our fingers crossed.
Propagating Pollinator Plants from Seed
Including native plants in your garden is a great way to help pollinators. Expand your native plantings inexpensively by growing them yourself from seed. In this workshop we’ll discover different germination requirements for different kinds of seeds and how to plant a plastic milk jug filled with a seed selection to stratify over the winter. Proper after care will be discussed
Jim Sirch is the Education Coordinator at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Jim was past president and is currently on the board of the Hamden Land Conservation Trust and the CT Native Plant Working Group. A certified CT Master Gardener, Jim gives talks throughout the state on gardening for pollinators and growing native plants from seed and is dedicated to helping improve backyard biodiversity. Jim was featured in the Members Making a Difference section of the Summer 2016 issue of the American Horticultural Society’s American Gardener magazine. Jim also authors a weekly nature blog called Beyond Your Back Door at: www.beyondyourbackdoor.net