Milford Garden Club will be meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at the D.A.R. Building, 55 Prospect Street, Milford, CT from 11 am to 2 pm.
The general meeting will be at 11am, followed by our delicious meeting luncheon then our program at 1pm, Propagating Native 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 aftercare will be discussed. Bring a clear, plastic, 1 gallon, milk or water jug. Seed mix and seeds will be provided.
Our program speaker is Jim Sirch who 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. 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. He is a member of the CT Native Plant Working Group, a statewide taskforce encouraging citizens to use local native plants. 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