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Sep
10
Sun
Native Plant Propagation from Seeds @ St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Native Plant Propagation from Seeds @ St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op | Port Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

What You Will Learn

  • Tips and Tricks for success
  • How to collect, store, pretreat seeds
  • Seed propagation skills and techniques

What You Get

  • Notes from the class
  • Planted seeds to take home
  • Discount tube tube stock – $2 per tube stock bought on the day from the nursery (normal price $3.30)

Description

Learn how to propagate native plants by seed.  Join us at SKINC nursery as we delve into the world of propagation by seed. After this Master Class you will be equipped to collect, store and plant seeds just in time for the seed collecting season!

This Master Class will cover:

  • How to collect viable seed
  • How to store seed
  • Why some seeds need to be stored for over a year
  • Seeds treatments to increase germination
  • Growing media
  • Creating environmental conditions that help germination
  • Pricking out and planting out
  • Tips for success
  • Practice your seed propagation skills
  • Question and Answer

In the afternoon of the same day and at the same venue we are running a Master Class on “Native Plant Propagation from Cuttings“. If you book both classes you can attend both classes for $80 ($40 per class). You will need to book each class separately but use the “2 class – Seed & Cutting” ticket option when booking your tickets.

To ensure no plant diseases are introduced to the nursery, all plant stock for propagation will be provided by the nursery.  Please do not bring any plant stock from home to propagate

Master Class Presenter – David Sparks

David has studied Ecology and Botany at the University of Queensland.  He has had 6 years experience in ecological restoration and environmental education and has worked at St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery for over three years.  He is currently also studying the Graduate Diploma in Adult education at RMIT.

Native Plant Propagation from Cuttings @ St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Native Plant Propagation from Cuttings @ St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op | Port Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

What You Will Learn

  • How to grow a native garden at low cost
  • Propagation skills and techniques
  • Tips and Tricks for success

What You Get

  • A pot of cuttings to take home
  • Notes from the class
  • Discount tube tubestock – $2 per tube stock bought on the day from the nursery (normal price $3.30)

Description

Ever wondered how to start a garden without paying for plants? Join this interactive Master Class on how to propagate native plants from cuttings.  From the science to the practice, after this workshop you will have the necessary knowledge to propagate any plant you like!

This Master Class will cover:

  • Propagation methods and when propagation from cuttings is a good option
  • Equipment required
  • Why and how plants can grow from cuttings
  • Types of cuttings
  • Demonstration of techniques
  • Tips for success
  • Practice your propagation skills
  • Question and Answer
  • Time permitting – propagation from seed and division may be briefly covered.

In the morning of the same day and at the same venue we are running a Master Class on “Native Plant Propagation from Seed“.  If you book both classes you can attend both classes for $80 ($40 per class). You will need to book each class separately by useing the “2 class – Cuttings & Seed” ticket option when booking your tickets.

Additional Info :

  • Propagation secateurs will be provided on the day for use but if you have a favourite pair, please bring them along to use
  • If you prefer to use gardening gloves, please BYO
  • To ensure no plant diseases are introduced to the nursery, all plant stock for propagation will be provided by the nursery.  Please do not bring any plant stock from home to propagate

Master Class Presenter – David Sparks

David has studied Ecology and Botany at the University of Queensland. He has had 6 years experience in ecological restoration and environmental education and has worked at St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery for over three years. He is currently also studying the Graduate Diploma in Adult education at RMIT.

Oct
15
Sun
Creating a Native Plant Terrarium @ St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Creating a Native Plant Terrarium @ St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op | Port Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

What You Will Learn

  • How to create a terrarium
  • How to maintain a terrarium
  • Which native plants suitable for terrariums

What You Get

  • You own small native plant terrarium created in the class
  • Discount tube stock – $2 per tube stock bought on the day from the nursery (normal price $3.30)

Description

Ever wondered how to use native plants inside your home?  Terrariums are a great way to create a self-contained ecosystem that can bring a little bit of our beautiful Australian landscape to you.

This master class will focus on how to use plants from the Victorian sandbelt region to build a terrarium and you get to take home you own personally made glass terrarium.

They are also a great and unique gift to give to your loved ones.

Topics Covered:

  • Victoria’s sandbelt ecosystem
  • Characteristics of sandbelt plants that make them suitable for a terrarium
  • How to building a terrarium
  • Care and maintenance
  • Tips and tricks

The base price includes the materials to make a small (8cm) terrarium.  You can upgrade to a medium terrarium (12cm) or large (15cm) via the Merchandise list on the right hand side of the booking page.

In the afternoon of the same day and at the same venue we are running a master class on “Creating an Underwater Native Plant Jarrarium“. If you book both classes you can attend both classes for $80 ($40 per class).  You will need to book each class separately but use the “2 class – Terrarium & Jarrarium” ticket option when booking your tickets.

Workshop limited to 15 people

Master Class Presenter – David Sparks

David has studied Ecology and Botany at the University of Queensland. He has had 6 years experience in ecological restoration and environmental education and has worked at St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery for over three years. He is currently also studying the Graduate Diploma in Adult education at RMIT.

Creating an Underwater Native Plant Jarrarium @ St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op
Oct 15 @ 1:20 pm – 2:20 pm

What You Will Learn

  • About indigenous aquatic plants suitable for Jarrariums
  • How to make and maintain a Jarrarium
  • Tips and Tricks for success

What You Get

  • A Jarrarium made by yourself to take home
  • Discount tube tubestock – $2 per tube stock bought on the day from the nursery (normal price $3.30)

Description

Aquatic plants are often a forgotten part of the plant world, which is a shame because many are adapted to shade and are perfectly suited to growing indoors.

Join us to learn about Jarrariums and make one to take home.  A Jarrarium is a self contained, low maintenance underwater landscape and aquatic ecosystem that brings the beauty of water plants to your coffee table. These self contained vessels are low maintenance and self-sustaining, requiring only indirect light and are constructed to ensure their longevity.

This Master Class will cover:

  • Local indiginous plants suitable to use in a Jarrarium
  • How to construct and Jarrarium
  • Ongoing maintenance requirements
  • Tips and Tricks

The cost includes the resource needed to make an aquatic landscape of approx. 1.5 litres in volume (around 30cm tall) including a local indigenous aquatic plant that will grow and flourish in this environment.

In the morning of the same day and at the same venue we are running a master class on “Creating a Native Plant Terrarium”.    If you book both classes you can attend both classes for $80 ($40 per class). You will need to book each class separately but use the “2 class – Terrarium & Jarrarium” ticket option when booking your tickets.

Maximum class size is 15 people.

Master Class Presenter – Patrick Honan

Patrick Honan is a graduate of Urban Horticulture.  He currently works at St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op as a director and nursery assistant.  He has also worked at the Australian Garden in Cranbourne, appeared on Gardening Australia with Jane Edmanson, written for online magazine “The Planthunter” and presented numerous workshops and talks around topics like indoor plants, native bees and rooftop gardens. With a background in communication, Patrick also works as a consultant to help people bring horticulture and ecology into their urban lives. You can see more of his work at www.patrickhonan.com.au

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