Step 1: Following the Seeds of Success protocols, our botanists wild collect seed of our native plants uniquely suited for our ecoregion.
Step 2: Organic farmers grow out the wild collected seed in “Founder Plots” to amplifying the production of this special ecotype seed. From these plots we can harvest hundreds of thousands of seeds each year.
Step 3: Seed savers harvest, clean, count, and prepare the seed for nursery production
Step 4: Local nurseries can use the seed to grow out tens of thousands of “plugs” each year for wholesale and retail sales.
Landscapers and Homeowners
Step 5: Thousands of Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals trained and tested in organic landscaping practices support the development of The Ecotype Project and champion the re-wilding of our landscapes to better support the ecological services needed on all working land.
Restoration Scale Conservationists
Step 6: The CT Native Plants Working Group welcomes a diverse group of partners to work on “scaling up” seed production as well as providing expertise and oversight to The Ecotype Project as it develops.