In 2011, D&R Greenway Land Trust began producing bulk seed of thirteen species of native plants at the St. Michaels Farm Preserve. The species include wildflowers such as New England aster and Joe Pye weed, and native grasses such as Indian grass and broomsedge.
The project is an innovative blend of agricultural and conservation techniques and objectives. The 5.25 acres of growing fields produce seed for a blended native seed meadow mix that is genetically appropriate to the region. The seed mix is applicable to a range of wet, mesic, and dry conditions.
The project is funded by a Conservation Innovation Grant from NRCS, and by grant funding from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Conservation Resources, Inc.
Click here to learn more about our Native Seed Production Training Session on June 16 at St. Michaels Farm Preserve!