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Winter Sowing Workshop offered

by Community Contributor

The public is invited to attend a free Winter Sowing Workshop from 1-2:30pm on Sunday, January 22nd at the Hopewell Train Station. Participants will learn how to build a mini greenhouse using a repurposed milk jug. This easy winter sowing method is inexpensive – and ideal for many native plants or early season garden vegetables!

The workshop will be led by sisters, Carole Fay and Laurie Cleveland. Fay is a retired agriculture teacher and Master Gardener, and Cleveland is the Executive Director of the Sourland Conservancy and a PA Master Naturalist. The two will offer an informative powerpoint presentation, demonstration, and a Question and Answer session. 

“Providing food and shelter for native wildlife is very rewarding,” said Fay. “This winter sowing method is a fantastic way for beginners to learn the basics and grow lots of pretty native plants with minimal time or money.” 

Participants will gain knowledge about cold stratification, habitat requirements of several native plants, and some of  the wildlife that the plants support. Each participant will receive all of the supplies needed to winter sow at home: a repurposed milk jug, a twist tie, native seeds, and soil. 

Admission is free but space is limited. Click this link or visit www.sourland.org/events to register. Donations to cover the cost of materials will be gratefully accepted.

Contributed by the Sourland Conservancy

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