1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara CA 93105
Hosted by California Native Plant Society, Channel Islands Chapter
Speaker: Genevieve Arnold, Seed Program Manager, Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
How can seed banking benefit southern California residents? What is the role of seed banking in native plant conservation, and how will it grow into the future? An introduction to current regional seed banking efforts will be followed by tips for the home gardener in effectively collecting, cleaning and storing seeds of native plants. Seed processing tools will be shared, and TPF’s “Traveling Seed Museum”, which includes a variety of fruit and seed samples, will be on hand for examination and interaction!
Genevieve was trained in conservation seed banking at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, where she served as Seed Program Technician and Research Plant Collections Technician. She has spent the past several years as Theodore Payne Foundation’s Seed Program Manager, where she has implemented the Long Live L.A. Parks Collaborative Conservation Seed Bank and serves as a core member of the regional Seed LA collaborative. She enjoys the unique and artful beauty of native plants in the wild and in the garden, in all their phases – including the intricate and fascinating stages of fruit and seed development.
Venue: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, California. Parking is free.
Doors will open at 7pm. Announcements will be at 7:15 and the talk will follow.