Winter Workshop, Planting Seeds for Spring

Stetson’s Rinker Environmental Learning Center is the location of a seed-collecting and seed-sowing workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Lyonia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS). Local organic gardener Pauline Coppello, of Pauline’s Lucky Market Garden, along with Nicki Cheslow, student coordinator of Stetson’s Seed Library, will lead this hands-on session to encourage collecting, saving, and starting the seeds of Florida native plants.

Participants will help establish seed flats to be transplanted later this spring in the Volusia Sandhill Teaching Landscape at the Gillespie Museum, Stetson, and  will be given seeds of native plants to take home.

All are welcome to attend this workshop. The Lyonia Chapter of FNPS meets on the third Tuesday of odd-numbered months (January, March, May) in the Rinker Environmental Learning Center. On alternate months the chapter schedules field trips and service workdays in local native gardens and parks. The RELC is located at 240 East Michigan Ave. For additional information about this event or FNPS, contact the Gillespie Museum, (386) 822-7330, or email