Friday, November 07, 2014
I'm a volunteer with the West Branch of Sni-A-Bar Creek Consortium, a watershed group that I live within. For the past 2 years, I and a couple of other people in the group have been trying to get a native plant nursery started, with just a little support from the overall group. We did get the local Boy Scout troop to build and fill 10 raised beds on some land owned by our lake association. But the seed order we request, though approved, never seemed to get ordered.
Two other women and I spent this fall collecting seeds from native plants in our neighborhood and in our own gardens. After hours of cleaning seeds, yesterday we planted the beds, so the seeds could get the cold moist environment over the winter that they need to germinate.
This feels like a major accomplishment on our part and we are looking forward to next spring when we see the seedlings peeking from the ground!
We are very proud of ourselves for actually really getting our nursery going!