Workshops and Presentations

Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seed's hands-on native seed cleaning workshop at Sanctuary One

Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seed’s hands-on native seed cleaning workshop at Sanctuary One animal sanctuary in the Applegate Valley.

KSNS logo

Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds participates in many community outreach events, including presentations, panels, workshops, symposiums, small events, and large events that incorporate the use of native plants and native plant seeds into their themes or programs.

This week we had the honor of being invited to do a presentation at Sanctuary One animal sanctuary in the Applegate Valley in southern Oregon. After a one-hour Powerpoint presentation, “Using Native Seeds for Land Stewardship and Pollinator Habitat,” we provided some hands-on work with native seeds. Giving people, including kids, the opportunity to see the seeds, experiment with seed cleaning techniques and packaging the cleaned seeds allows for a deeper understanding of the native plants themselves and how they reproduce.

Workshop participants got to take seed home that they cleaned in the workshop to grow out on their own in the future. This workshop used basic household items to show that the collection and processing of native plant seeds can be done on a small scale without the need for expensive equipment.

Thanks to Sanctuary One for hosting such a great community event!

Contact us at klamathsiskiyou@gmail.com if you would like us to incorporate native plant propagation, native plant conservation, or native plant seeds into your program, workshop, event, or presentation in southern Oregon or northern California.

 

Seed Collection is in Full Swing

IMG_3807

Collecting seeds of meadow larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum) in a high elevation meadow on the Siskiyou Crest.

The seed collection field season is in full swing. The high elevation wildflowers are putting on a spectacular display this year, making it is hard to decide if I want to go see the high country wildflowers or stay in the low country to collect seed. Sometimes I can get the best of both worlds, as some early-blooming species are already going to seed in the high country. We have been collecting species like meadow larkspur (Delphinum nuttallianum) and Siskiyou lewisia (Lewisia cotyledon) that are ready in the higher elevations.

Meadow larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum) seed

Meadow larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum) seed

Meadow larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum)

Meadow larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum)

Siskiyou lewisia (Lewisia cotyledon) seed

Siskiyou lewisia (Lewisia cotyledon) seed

Ch 2 or Bot. feature Ch 9 Lewisia Cotyledon

Siskiyou lewisia (Lewisia cotyledon)

It’s a busy time of year for us at Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds. We are in the field as much as we can be, and when we’re not in the field we are processing and cleaning seeds. This all takes a lot of time and effort. We will have a great selection of species to choose from this fall! Don’t hesitate to give us a heads up if you are interested in seed for a particular species. We can keep an eye out for it as we get around the Klamath-Siskiyou region collecting seeds from far and wide. Email: klamathsiskiyou@gmail.com

A time lapse video of cleaning Silver bush lupine (Lupinus albifrons) seed.