ArcheWild officially started its local ecotype seed farm in November 2014 in Hatfield PA. This eight-acre parcel will host 100+ native plant species from EcoRegion 064a, which represents the Newark-Philadelphia-Baltimore corridor.
About 2 acres of warm season grasses are being grown in rows designed for mechanical harvesting. Another 4 acres will be planted in blocks for hand harvesting. This seed farm is the first of its kind in that it is being planted using only 100% local ecotypes. The purpose of the seed farm is to provide a more reliable source of seed for our plug nursery and for our restoration projects.
Posted from the field by Mark