Date: Monday, October 8 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Mennonite Church of Normal (map and directions)
This program will discuss the ins and outs of collecting seed from native plants, the best ways to store them, and how
to get them to grow. We will take a particularly close look at how to break seed dormancy, perhaps the most
challenging and poorly understood aspect of propagation. But, by following a few simple protocols, you will find that
most species can be cultivated quite readily.
Ed Cope is a Restoration Ecologist working for the Natural Land Institute, a land trust operating in northern Illinois.
Propagating native plants has been a labour of love for Ed, and he has accrued over a decade of experience planting
and stewarding prairie restorations. Among his favorite pursuits is cultivating rare and difficult-to- grow species.