May 17, 2022

Lyme Pollinator Pathway Presents ‘Propagating Pollinator Plants from Seed,’ This Afternoon via Zoom

Editor’s Note: In the interests of everyone’s health and safety, this program has been switched to Zoom only.

LYME — Including native plants in your garden is a great way to help pollinators.

On Saturday, Jan. 22, join a virtual program starting at 3 p.m. and learn how to expand your native plantings inexpensively by growing them yourself from seed.

The Lyme Pollinator Pathway presents this workshop with Jim Sirch in which you will discover the different germination requirements for various kinds of seeds and how to plant a plastic milk jug filled with a seed selection to stratify over the winter. Proper aftercare of the seeds will be discussed.

Sirch is the Education Coordinator at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and is a past president and currently on the board of the Hamden Land Conservation Trust and also a member of the CT Native Plant Working Group.

A certified Connecticut Master Gardener, Sirch gives talks throughout the state on gardening for pollinators and growing native plants from seed and is dedicated to helping improve backyard biodiversity. He was featured in the Members Making a Difference section of the Summer 2016 issue of the American Horticultural Society’s American Gardener magazine.

Sirch also authors a weekly nature blog called Beyond Your Back Door.

This event is co-sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust, Lyme Garden Club, and the Lyme Public Library.

Register at to receive the zoom link.

The Lyme Public Hall is located at 249 Hamburg Rd., in Lyme, Conn.

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