Plant Propagation Work Party

The Natural History Centre volunteers have been assisting with a native plant plant propagation project at Helliwell Park. In spring 2017, several volunteers each grew a variety of native plant species at their homes for the project. In the fall, joined by twelve older students, and accompanied by biologists Erica McClaren and Bonnie Zand, the group planted several hundred plants and pulled weeds in the allotted zones at the park. A total of 1100 to 1300 plants were planted, including Blue Wildrye (Elymus glaucus), California Brome (Bromus carinatus), and Woolly Sunflower (Eriophyllum lanatum).

In February 2018, the group met at the Room to Grow and once again prepared plugs for another round of planting which will happen this fall!

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