Seed Stewards for Monarchs
Our newest MAMI initiative, Seed Stewards for Monarchs, was introduced in 2018. The goal of the program is to increase milkweed seed inventory in order to grow more milkweed. Seed Steward volunteers receive free swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) or butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) plants to start a Monarch butterfly habitat. Seed Stewards also receive a welcome bag filled with milkweed tools, tips and tags. Stewards collaborate with each other and with EC by sharing helpful hints by email, social media and in person. As the milkweed pods mature, and the seeds are ready to collect, Seed Steward volunteers exchange their seeds for more milkweed plants grown in EC’s nursery. To join the Seed Stewards for Monarchs program, please contact us.
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