Harvest Wildflower Seed With Us at the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship

Want to stand knee-deep in rows of blooming color? Want to refresh your senses while giving back to Nature?

Sign up to help behind the scenes at the Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine!  You will be harvesting seeds from native Spring wildflowers, like California Poppies and Arroyo Lupines. Tools and training with be provided, and no experience is needed.  After a quick ride to the Farm-site in an open-air safari vehicle, you will get introduced to some of our beautiful native plants, and then we’ll get to work!

The seed you will harvest has a direct impact on our local wildlife. It will be used to restore habitat within the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks.  Many of the types you’ll help us harvest were selected especially by our Ecologists to be food and shelter for rare and beautiful local animals, like the Coastal Cactus Wren and the Quino Checkerspot Butterfly.

Nestled in a small valley with a panoramic view, the Seed Farm has events for you Wednesdays and Saturdays year round. The tasks will change with the seasons, so there is always something new happening! After this harvesting season will come nursery work, weeding, planting and much more!  Helping out at the Farm is a great way to get a dose of Nature and learn about the wild flowers you see out on the trails!

Harvesting is easy and on relatively level ground, but working with our shortest flowers can require bending and stooping. Children 8 years and older are welcome, but please be mindful that some parts of our will day require sustained focus and fine motor skills. Those with allergies please note: because the Farm is chock full of flowers this time of year, some bees are likely to be working in or around our work area.

Please review the Difficulty Ratings before registering. Understanding the 1-through-5 ratings system will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-1 activity on the land.

Activity Details Led by IRC

Date:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Duration (hours:minutes):
3:00
Type:
Stewardship
Organization:
OC Parks
Area:
Native Seed Farm
Staging Area:
Native Seed Farm (Staging Area)
Difficulty:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Closed

Registration is closed for this activity.