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Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

November 3, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sign-Up is Required: https://signup.com/go/xhUUinJ; Space is limited

It’s that time again! We had a successful seed collection and now it’s time to clean our harvest. Lend a hand in Dane County’s seed shed to begin processing the seed harvest from hundreds of species of native plants. As seed comes in from the field, help is needed processing it in order to produce clean seed ready for spreading on restored areas. Hammer milling is the first step in the cleaning process, releasing seed from capsules and breaking apart seed clusters. That step is then followed by using a fanning mill, which separates seed from chaff with use of multiple screens and fans.

No prior experience is needed. All tools and training will be provided. Participants will need to stand on a step stool and tolerate some noise and dust. Hearing protection, dust masks, and additional PPE will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Please register.

COVID-19 Guidelines: Sign-up is required. If you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms, do not attend.

For further questions contact:

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 higdon.lars@countyofdane.com

Claire Lamberg (608) 516-3703 lamberg.claire@countyofdane.com

Shane Otto (608) 575-0396 otto.shane@countyofdane.com


November 3, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Category:


Dane County Parks


Dane County Seed Shed
4401 Libby Rd.
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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