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Mar
9

Establishing Native Plants from Seeds

Saturday, March 9th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Richmond Public Library Main Branch, Gellman Room

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Growing native plants from seed? This presentation is for you! Join USDA Private Lands Biologist Bob Glennon to learn about how to determine which species are native in your part of Greater RVA using the Digital Atlas of Virginia Flora; how to  determine soil drainage on your site and developing appropriate mixes of native seeds; how to supplement seeded plants with potted plants. Also covered will be  native seed vendors; site preparation and seeding procedures; and managing common weed problems.  

Notes on parking: 
Free parking should be available on-street near the main library on the weekends (most metered spots are free on weekends). A surface lot is available at 1st and E. Grace Streets and a parking deck at 2nd and E. Franklin Streets. Do not use the parking spaces in the lot behind the library, which are permit-only. Bicycle lanes have been added to East Franklin Street and the library provides bike racks for your convenience. "Spotangels.com" offers a useful (and free) online map that also can help plan parking. 

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