It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

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

Then 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.  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.

Our Native Seed Farm has events for you every Wednesday and Saturday year round. The tasks will change with the seasons, so there is always something new happening! After this harvesting season will come weeding (with cool specialty tools!), planting new plants 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 and up 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.

Activity Details Led by IRC

Saturday, June 4, 2016
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Native Seed Farm OCP
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