CARTERVILLE, Ill.— University of Illinois Extension will be hosting a seed collection workshop on Nov. 7 at John A. Logan College. The workshop will cover a variety of topics including an overview of seed collecting practices, when and where to collect as well other tips and tricks for successful seed collection. 

Saving and conserving seeds from native plants can be a very rewarding and worthwhile practice as well as a fun hobby. According to Horticulture Extension Educator Austin Little, “saving seeds is a great way to promote indigenous, ecologically balanced habitats. By collecting seed from native plants, we increase our environmental stewardship and improve biodiversity in our landscapes.” 

The workshop will be held Thursday, Nov. 7 from 2-4 p.m. at the Mees Center at John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Drive, Carterville, IL. The center is located in the historic village at the southeast part of campus. The event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required.  To reserve a spot, please contact Maggie Ray at (618) 687-1727 or register online at: https://go.illinois.edu/seedcollecting2019.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any of our programs, please contact your local county extension office. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs.

News source: Maggie Ray, 618-687-1727, mro@illinois.edu

News writer: Heather Willis, 618-357-2126, hdwillis@illinois.edu