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LUNCHBOX Talk: Native Seed Mixes in Restoration
with Sharon Day, Owner, Mellow Marsh Farm


Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Learn about hand collection of native seed at the commercial level. Sharon will present species-specific information and stories about where to collect, when to collect, ripeness, and storage. You’ll also learn how to create seed mixes for ecological restoration, and how to ensure success with seeding projects.

About LUNCHBOX Talks: Bring your lunch and join us for a free lecture! Pre-registration required.


About the presenter:

Sharon Day is the founder and co-owner of Mellow Marsh Farm, one of North Carolina’s primary producers of native plants.  Mellow Marsh propagates over 200 native species including trees, shrubs and herbs and maintains an inventory of close to a million plants.  Production is centered on seed collected locally by hand.   Some of Sharon’s favorite childhood memories are of sprouting seeds on her grandparents’ farm and in the stainless steel germinators in her father’s lab at the University of Maryland.  Her fascination with seed has continued, and she hand collects all of Mellow Marsh Farm’s seed on foot, in waders, by boat, and on horseback.  You’ll never catch her without a zip lock bag or two in her pocket.


Registration open through 12/7/2017 1:00 PM EST



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