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Plant Propagation: Section A

5/11/2024, 5/18/2024

3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707

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    Save money and grow your garden through simple propagation techniques using seeds and cuttings. Review the ethics of wild-collected seed and learn the basics of seed biology, germination, and storage. Study the principles of asexual plant reproduction; learn when and how to take cuttings; and practice proper techniques for preparing and rooting them. Take samples home. Dress for this hands-on workshop by wearing closed-toe shoes. Please bring hand pruners.

    This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on two Saturdays: May 11th and 18th, 2024 from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm. Please click link for registration and additional information: https://mtcubacenter.org/event/plant-propagation-section-B-2/

    About the Instructors:
    James Rockwell is the Greenhouse and Nursery Manager at Mt. Cuba Center, where he oversees plant propagation and production in our conservation research greenhouse. His work focuses on native species of conservation concern, producing plants for our gardens, partner organizations and the nursery industry. James earned a BS in Environmental Horticulture from Virginia Tech, and has spent his career in public horticulture.

    Claire Zuidervliet is the Conservation Propagator at Mt. Cuba Center, where she propagates a large variety of native plants in the conservation research greenhouse. She enjoys investigating the unique propagation needs for each of the species she works with and finds great joy in the first signs of germination. Before MCC, Claire worked as a Senior Grower at Longwood Gardens, where she managed the stock plant collection and specialty Chrysanthemum propagation. She earned her B.S. in Floriculture and Nursery Production from Delaware Valley University.

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