Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 23, 2024, Wesleyan University

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

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Workshops

Small Scale Native Plant Propagation: How Land Trusts Can Start Growing Their Own Native Plants for Restoration and Community Engagement

Intro Level

Land Trusts are in an excellent position to become a community resource for native plants and the expertise needed to grow them. Greenwich Land Trust’s (GLT) Director of Conservation and Outreach, Dan Brubaker, will provide a blueprint for how land trusts can begin growing their own native plants on a small scale. The presentation will cover the basic infrastructure that’s needed to grow native plants, how to structure volunteer hours, and how propagation can scale over multiple years. The talk will look at GLT’s Seed-to-Seed program as a rough model, and will give an overview of the work required throughout an entire growing season, highlighting when volunteers are needed most, and what expertise is required to be successful. This workshop will cover seed collection, processing, and propagating/growing, and is geared towards conservation staff and volunteers at land trusts who are looking to start propagating native plants.

Presenter(s)

Dan Brubaker, Director of Conservation and Outreach, Greenwich Land Trust

Resources and Handouts

Clcc Handclap

“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”

- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust


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