Native Fern Spore Sowing Workshop

  • Saturday, March 2, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn how to grow your own ferns from spores.

Take your native plant growing skills to the next level. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to grow native ferns from spores with Wild Woods Restoration Project.

We will discuss fern identification principles, fern lifecycle, and how to collect spores. We will also touch on the importance of native plants and how growing ferns from spores helps maintain genetic diversity. Finally, we will learn and practice a simple technique to sow our spores.

Participants will leave with containers of sown spores of two different local, native species. The small 5"x5" containers should be placed at a window in indirect sunlight and will need care for 1-2 years indoors before the ferns will be ready to go outside. Participants will need to obtain their own misting spray bottle to use at home after the spores germinate

This class was designed for adults. Advance registration is required. $40 per participant. Limited to 20 attendees.

Instructors: Linda Rohleder and Richard Pillar







Kristen Ossmann
Horticulture Resource Educator
(845) 429-7085 ext. 108


CCE Rockland Education Center
10 Patriot Hills Drive
Stony Point, New York 10980

Last updated January 4, 2024