Behind the Scenes: The Seed Bank

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Saturday June 22

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1:00 PM  –  2:30 PM


Meet THE California Seed Bank at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden!


You may have heard about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault but did you know that by far the largest and most important seed bank for California native plants is here at RSABG?

 The Garden's Executive Director, Dr. Lucinda McDade, will take you behind the scenes to learn how seeds are collected, processed and stored for conservation purposes. Time permitting, the tour will continue to the Garden's nursery: the flagship pathogen free nursery of native plants in southern California. Come find out what it means to operate a nursery that is pathogen free and why that is not just important but critical.