Native Plant Trust


Friday, October 2, 2020—Friday, October 30, 2020

Seed Conservation

Seed banking, or ex situ conservation, is an effective method of conserving our rare and endangered flora for future generations. Join Michael Piantedosi as we explore the process of procuring, cleaning, and accessioning seeds in a seed bank. We will focus on this process in three parts: seed collection (part 1), seed cleaning and processing (part 2), and seed storage for indefinite freezing at 0°F (part 3). This course is suitable for professional conservationists as well as those interested in peeking behind the curtain at Native Plant Trust’s regional seed bank.

Date/time detailsFridays, October 2, 16, 30, 2020, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
LocationGarden in the Woods, Framingham & Nasami Farm, Whately, MA
Program codeBOT5133
Fee$135 (Members)/$162 (Nonmembers)
InstructorMichael Piantedosi
CertificateAdvanced Core, Botany
CosponsorMassachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions



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