How to Start Native Plant Seeds + White Bear Lake Seed Library

6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

How to Start Native Plant Seeds and Info about the White Bear Lake Seed Library

A zoom presentation by Pam Frink.  Many native plant seeds need some sort of pretreatment before they will germinate. Learn some common methods of pretreatment to help start your native plants. Also, she’ll be covering how to germinate your native plant seeds after pretreatment.

The White Bear Lake Seed Library is a repository of free native plant, vegetable, herb, annual and perennial seeds available to anyone.  It was started in 2016 and over 1,800 seed packets found new homes in 2020. Find out how it works and what seeds are available.

Pam Larson Frink has been gardening most of her life and she has degrees in computer science, horticulture and environmental education. At first she started growing cultivars of perennials and vegetables but in the last 25 years she has mostly grown native plants. She grows everything using organic practices as she enjoys the wildlife that frequents her property and doesn’t wish to harm her resident critters. She enjoys sharing her love of plants with people and wanted to do something for the community so she started a seed library in White Bear Lake in 2016.

Some of her favorite wildflowers live along the North Shore and the far reaches of northeastern Minnesota. So, her favorite plant book is: Wildflowers of the BWCA and the North Shore by Mark Sparky Stensaas and Rick Kollath.

To participate, you need to register.

desk, cabinet, posters in library

White Bear Lake Seed Library