Provided with a ready-to-plant 48-cell tray, the ready for spring gardeners choose from a range of native seeds from classics such as Black-eyed Susan to the colorful Purple Love Grass, or Rose Milkweed.
After materials costs, the workshop raised $200! This going toward our short-term goal of $15,000 by May 1st, 2018.
Two more workshops are scheduled. March 8, 6-8 PM, with the Master Gardeners at 675 Sansom St. And March 22nd, 7 – 8:30 PM, in Ambler, hosted by Weavers Way Coop.
To help promote awareness of the use of native plants, Environmental Metrics Unlimited, EMU, hosted its first Native Plant Seed Starter Workshop at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting (CHFM) on Saturday Feb. 24, from 1- 3 PM.
Ten participants learned about the importance of native plants, as well as how to grow and select varieties. They were able to choose from over 15 varieties of native seeds and planted a ready-to-germinate tray.
On November 19th, 2017; a group of volunteers planted the tree pit design, modified for full sun. Chestnut Hill Community Association paid for the plants and Spruce Hollow Designs provided the site preparation and oversight. The area was fenced to prevent deer damage and signage was added to acknowledge all involved.