NATURE Lab: Seed Gathering Walk and Great Leaf Forward

Date(s) - Sunday 10/29/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Collard City Growers

Join Ellie Irons of the Next Epoch Seed Library and Azuré Keahi of Collard City Growers for an urban seed gathering hike in North Troy, followed by an afternoon of autumnal gardening activities. During this low key urban hike we’ll identify, bio-map and gather seeds from wild urban plants, building a North Troy seed collection! Then punctuate the season before hibernation with a hands-on review of fall time garden chores: garlic planting, deep mulching, and compost evaluation. 

Come explore the nature in your own backyard by taking a closer look at how environment and city intersect in an urban ecosystem. We’ll see you there, rain or shine!

Rain location: NATURE Lab studio, straight across from Collard City Growers at 3334 6th Ave.


NATURE Lab (short for North Troy Art, Technology and Urban Research in Ecology) is a volunteer-led initiative integrating art, science, and technology in regular community workshops, public art installations, and ongoing research and collection activities in our surrounding ecosystem. Artist/scientist teams will work with the community around issues of “curing” our local ecologies, environmental health, public health and sustainability.

NATURE Lab workshops educate community members on the environmental trials we face in our shared urban habitat, and open up a dialogue about how we, together, can work towards environmental remediation.


Register at:

Sliding scale, depending on what you can contribute. $10 suggested.