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Winter Seed Sowing Project
January 8, 2022 from 1-3 at Bolton Town Common
Winter sowing is a way to germinate seeds by mimicking the way they would grow in nature. By sowing seeds outside in ventilated containers, the germination rate is increased and the seeds are protected from disappearing in the garden or being eaten by any number of hungry critters. This method is designed for seeds that need the cold and moist cycle of winter conditions (stratification) before they can break dormancy and sprout when nature tells them to.
The Native Plants and Pollinators group of Bolton is sponsoring a Winter Seed Sowing Project on January 8 from 1-3 at the Pavilion at the Bolton Common. All are welcome to attend. Sign up is not required, but would be appreciated so that we know how many containers we will need.
The objective of this program is to grow native plants, from seed, for the new native garden that is being created at Pond Park in 2022. Park and Rec has approved the creation of a Native Pollinator Garden at Pond Park. Construction of the garden will take place in 2022, but fun activities and planning has already started. We are hoping that this project will be educational, but also a fun way to meet and work with other folks in town in creating a beautiful garden for all to enjoy!
At this program, you will be provided with seeds, soil and instructions for growing plants outside at home. In the Spring, we will take an inventory of all of the new plants to determine what we need for the new garden and what can be utilized elsewhere throughout the community.
Questions or to sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org. "Snow date" is January 9.
More information about the new town native garden and about native plants in general, go to Native Garden - Pollinator System