Nature Conservancy Seeks

Volunteers to Clean Seeds

The Nature Conservancy is seeking volunteers to help with seed cleaning at the organization’s Hoft Farm field station off Lambert’s Cove Road in West Tisbury.

Three two-hour sessions of seed cleaning are scheduled in November. Session times are Thursday, Nov. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 9 to 11 a.m.; and Friday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Volunteers are also welcome by appointment during normal business hours.

Seeds harvested throughout the season and stored at the field station need the final step of cleaning by being taken out of their pods or scraped off their stems in order to be ready for eventual propagation. This is an opportunity for people to learn about native plants of the Vineyard.

People may sign up by getting in touch with Liz Loucks through e-mail at or by calling 508-693-6287, extension 15.