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Adult Opportunities

Fall Native Plant Propagation (in person)

Learn methods for propagating your favorite native plants in the fall.

Content Detail

Discover how to grow your own native plants from seeds and cuttings. In this hands-on class, you will:

  • Practice identifying and collecting seeds 
  • Learn which seeds should be sown in the fall or spring
  • Discuss seed storage
  • Learn which seeds will need cold to germinate. 

This class is great for both the home gardener and those working or volunteering in restoration. 

This program meets on-site at the Arboretum. 

Instructor: Jeff Weiss, restoration ecologist

Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently. 

Age: 16 and older


Jeff Weiss, restoration ecologist

Jeff Weiss is a restoration ecologist and watershed steward who works in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa as a volunteer and professional. He is coordinator of the Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watersheds Partnership and is retired from teaching ecological restoration and horticulture at the College of Lake County and The Morton Arboretum.

He founded and leads the Buffalo Grove Environmental Action Team and the Buffalo Creek Clean Water Partnership. He received his MS in natural resources and environmental sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014, and is president of the Living Lands Conservation Company.

  • Held mostly indoors. 
  • Please bring a pair of hand pruners if you have them. A limited number will be provided in class for those who do not have their own pruners.
  • Bring a notebook and pen.

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Section A: 9:00 a.m. to noon
Section B: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.




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