Nurturing native seeds
At work cleaning seeds from Blue Curls plant (Trichostema dichotomum) are, from left to right, Matt Daniel, Emma Brower, Hannah Snyder, Peggy Pinney, Liz Loucks, and Betsy Cabana. Photo by Lynn Christoffers
The Nature Conservancy led a seed cleaning project last Thursday and again on Tuesday at the Hoft Farm Field Station. The object was to complete the final step of cleaning harvested seeds, by taking them out of their pods or scraping them off stems to ready them for propagation.