Hidden Habitat is hosting a fall native plant seeding workshop.
The workshop will begin with a basic introduction into native plant gardening and plant selection and a tour the Hidden Habitat gardens in the making.
In the workshop participants will:
learn which plants are ideal to grow from seed
learn how and when to seed a variety of Ontario native grasses and wildflower seeds
learn how and when to collect seeds from your own garden
learn how to save and properly store your seeds
learn the benefits and drawbacks to direct seeding outdoors vs. germinating indoors
learn methods of seed preparation such as cold moist stratification and seed scarification.
enjoy warming beverages and light refreshments around an open fire
leave excited about the possibilities in your own garden
Workshop will be outdoors and hands on so please dress for the weather and for the garden.
At Hidden Habitat we create beautiful and ecologically healthy landscapes with a unique focus on design for the thoughtful and integration of people and place, while protecting and promoting the biodiversity of your outdoor space.
Laura Thomas, a graduate of University of Waterloo's Environment and Resource Studies program has worked in the landscape industry for over ten years; blending her passion for conservation and landscape design. Laura saw the need for better, sustainable land management practices especially within the realm of private land owners. Merging the elements of good landscape design with the practices of restoration ecology seemed both obvious and necessary given the fragmentation and destruction of landscapes today. However, while working in the landscape industry she found that often people felt they had to compromise beauty for conservation. Given her expertise in ecology, native plants and landscape design she knew that one could still have the simplicity and impact of a modern garden while providing food and shelter for local wildlife. Her unique and thoughtful designs demonstrate that healthy landscapes can be beautiful landscapes.