Welcome to the Native Plant Study Group!

NEXT SPEAKER Thursday, April 21 2022 7:00pm

Talk: Learn about native seed production and how to grow native plants from seed

with Kristen Miskelly, Satinflower Nurseries

Where: Zoom

When: Thursday April 21, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific

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TOPIC: Learn about native seed production and how to grow native plants from seed

The role of native seed in restoration and gardening is expanding in the Victoria region. Seed is a cost-effective way of introducing native plants to a variety of spaces – everything from larger restoration projects, lawn to meadow, to creating patches of wildflowers in home gardens. This workshop will focus on topics related to native seed production, the fundamentals of growing native plants from seed, and practical tips on ensuring success when using native seed.


Kristen Miskelly

Kristen Miskelly is a biologist who specializes in the restoration and botany of southeastern Vancouver Island and is passionate about ecology, conservation, and native plant propagation. Kristen co-operates a local native plant nursery and consulting business, Satinflower Nurseries, that she hopes can inspire and empower people to connect with nature through native plants. Kristen received her MSc from the University of Victoria, focusing on the ancient vegetation of southern Vancouver Island. She has a diverse background in botany, conservation, and ecological restoration. Kristen is a sessional instructor at UVic in Ecological Restoration and teaches a variety of courses and workshops focused on botany, plant identification, restoration, and naturescaping.

Meeting Agenda:
6:45-7:00 Arrive for Meeting
7:00-7:15 Welcome, Introductions
7:15-8:15 Presentation by Speaker (includes questions)
8:15-9:00 Announcements, Upcoming Events, Questions about Native Plants, Social Chat (optional)

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NPSG is still using Zoom to host our monthly talks. Meeting details will be sent out via the NPSG email newsletter. Members are guaranteed a spot and the remaining spots are free and open to non-members. If you would like to become a member, please see our Membership Info.

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Who We Are

The Native Plant Study Group is dedicated to learning about the native plants of British Columbia as wild populations and in garden settings, while promoting their use and conservation. Our diverse membership ranges from biologists to hobby gardeners, from horticulturists to plant enthusiasts.
General meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from September to May (except December) and feature a speaker, draw for native plants, and discussion.

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Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Native Plant Study Group respectfully acknowledges that we meet on the unceded territory of the WSANEC and Lekwungen Peoples. We are a garden group with a strong interest in gardening with native plants for their aesthetic, intrinsic, and conservation values. We gratefully recognize the longstanding stewards of these plants and ecosystems, as well as their cultural significance.

We encourage a safe and respectful space for everyone to learn along with us in the process of decolonization.