Ecology Center hosts native plant workday
On Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Sonoma Ecology Center invites people to its native plant nursery workday.
For the past 10 years the nursery has been propagating native plants for creek restoration. This workday is an opportunity to learn how to grow local native plants, and perform nursery maintenance and upkeep.
Seeds put into the refrigerator in January have sprouted roots and are ready to go into containers. Volunteers will be sowing California bay, big leaf maple, box elder, white alder and Oregon ash seedlings into nursery containers.
"Come witness the wonder of the tiny seeds that grow into mature canopy trees that shade our creeks and wild lands," said Joel Grogan, who oversees the nursery.
All ages and skill levels are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers will be getting dirty, so dress appropriately. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring gloves, a snack and refillable water bottle.
Meet at Sonoma Garden Park, 19990 Seventh St. E. Contact the center in advance if arriving in a group of five or more.
Space is limited and RSVP is required. Contact Megan at 996-0712, ext. 102, or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
_This project is funded in part by the California Department of Conservation and Proposition 50.