BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN presents this hands-on workshop, learn how to grow native perennials from seed. Dottie “Lou” Kratt, owner of Northeast Native Seeds, will discuss the benefits of using native plants in various landscape types; native plant selections best suited for our region and various growing conditions; seed stratification; and site requirements. Participants will learn how to prepare a site for sowing plants from seed and various low-tech techniques for starting native plants from seed. Each participant will go home with seeds to plant in their own gardens.
Dottie “Lou” Kratt is the owner of Northeast Native Seeds, a small native seed company specializing in local native species. Previously, Lou was the Propagation and Seed Bank Manager for Project Native and a gardener at BBG.