Native Plant Collaborative Series – Native Plant Propagation & Dissemination
Rose Gergerich will describe the volunteer activities and methods of the Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalist native plant propagation team over the course of a year. These include collection, cleaning, treatment and planting of seed, non-chemical pest control, recycling efforts, plant maintenance in the nursery, plant sales and donations, and development and maintenance of native plant gardens in local cities, schools, and parks.
The Eureka Springs Native Plant Collaborative intends to replicate this annual effort locally. This presentation outlines the tasks necessary to implement such an effort.
Rose is an active member of the Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists Chapter, and she helped to form the Native Plant Team and Book Club in that chapter. She enjoys working with fellow Master Naturalists in the greenhouse and nursery on her property where the Master Naturalists propagate native plants for distribution in Northwest Arkansas.
She retired from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville after a 30-year career as a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology with a specialization in plant virology.
This program part of a series of free educational programs, hikes, and workshops offered at the Eureka Springs Community Center and produced by the Eureka Springs Parks & Recreation, the Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists, the Carroll County Master Gardeners, and Wild Ones – Ozark Chapter.