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CANCELLED - Talk on Seed Banking: An Age-Old Art Used for a New Purpose
Wednesday 01 April 2020, 07:00pm - 08:30pm
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The Columbia Basin Chapter Washington Native Plant Society welcomes Wendy Gibble, Associate Director of UW Botanic Gardens. Wendy will explore the biology of seeds, the science of seed banking, and some of the ways we break seed dormancy to initiate germination. A seed is one of nature’s marvelous adaptions. It is the perfect receptacle for an embryonic plant, providing protection from the elements and transportation to a new home. Early humans took advantage of seeds’ resilient nature, storing them through winter months and transporting them over trade routes. One could argue that without the seed, the course of human society may have taken a drastically different trajectory. Today, seeds are gathered to benefit their own species. In seed banks across the country, scientists and land managers hold millions of seeds of the nation’s native rare plants, painstakingly gathered from wild populations. The talk is open to the public. There's usually time before and after to chat with others and ask questions you might have about our chapter or about native plants.

We’ll also have the new Plant Selection Guide – Heritage Gardens of the Columbia River Basin available for sale at the meeting. Cost of the book is $27, cash or checks accepted.

What: Talk on Seed Banking: An Age-Old Art Used for a New Purpose

When: April 1, 2020. doors open at 6:30, talk starts at 7:00, ends around 8:30

Website: http://www.cbwnps.org/calendar or find us on Facebook

Campus map at https://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=265

Location Columbia Basin College, T building, room T238, Pasco WA