Griffith locals are invited to bring their green thumbs down to the Leeton community centre, where there will be a native seed collection day at 10am on Wednesday.
The event will be held by Murray local land services seed services coordinator Susan Logie, who will be teaching the finer points of collecting, identifying, and planting native seeds.
Ms Logie said she has a "passion for plants" and is keen to see local Leeton plants blooming again.
"It's very important to preserve local native plants, because they provide food and habitat for the birds, insects, and reptiles," Ms Logie said.
"Also, when you plant local native plants in your farm or backyard you find that these plants are used to the soil type and rainfall levels, so they tend to thrive."
Ms Logie has been a seed collecting enthusiast for over 20 years, and she said that she hopes to sew the seeds of interest in more people in Leeton.
Those interested in joining the collection day can contact local landcare coordinator Kathy Tenison on 0428 396 826.
Ms Tenison said identifying seeds was an art that she wanted to spread to pass down to younger generations.
“I think it’s a skill that can be lost, so we need to make sure these skills are maintained for the sake of our biodiversity,” she said.
“We need to educate people to make sure these seeds aren’t lost.”
Ms Tenison said it was more important than ever to preserve native seeds, given the drier and hotter conditions.
“With climate change becoming a problem we need to make sure that we have native species that are endemic to the region and ensure there are plants that are going to survive in difficult conditions,” she said.
Participants are asked to bring a water bottle, hat, long pants, and enclosed shoes for a short field walk.