Columbia Land Conservancy Seed Collection Workshops

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Chatham Public Library for a three-part workshop on seed collection! Register for one workshop or all three.

These workshops will be held outside at the Chatham Public Library, so be sure to dress accordingly. Also, bring a notepad, garden gloves, smartphone (if you have one). Snacks and refreshments will be served. 


Part 1 : Native Plant ID & Sustainable Seed Collection
August 16th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. @ Chatham Public Library (Rain date 8/18)
During this session we will go over plant identification basics and how to start out with ecologically safe and effective seed collection techniques.

Part 2 : Target Species ID & Volunteer Seed Collection Protocols
August 30th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. @ Chatham Public Library (Rain date 9/1)
This session will cover how to collect seeds from the Public Conservation Areas for the CLC Volunteer Seed Collection. Learn to ID our target list of restoration species and collect.

Part 3: Volunteer Seed Collection Field Workshop
September 13th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Greenport Conservation Area (Rain date 9/15)
For our final workshop we will get a hands-on walk through of how to participate in the Volunteer Seed Collection Program. We will be taking a quick loop hike and collecting a few different species, so bring appropriate outdoor gear for walking off-trail.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy (all three)

Please register as soon as possible by emailing JJ Kathe at – a limited number of participants will be allowed per event in keeping with COVID-19 safety precautions. Please include which volunteer event you would like to volunteer for in your email.



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