Starting Native Plants from Seed

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Starting native plants from seed can be challenging until you know the tricks to sparking germination. Register and join the Lake County Forest Preserves in person to discover what it means to stratify and scarify seeds and which species need which treatment. The process can take several months, so fall is the perfect time to begin for best results. Attendees are entered in a drawing for a chance to win a copy of this year's Lake Forest Reads title, The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson.

This event is part of Lake Forest Reads, our One Book, One Community program. To learn more, visit our Lake Forest Reads page.


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