Nov
4
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Native Plant Propagation from Seeds @ Westgate Park (Under the Westgate Bridge)
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Native Plant Propagation from Seeds @ Westgate Park (Under the Westgate Bridge)

Join us at Westgate Park (under the Westgate Bridge) as we dive into the world of propagation by seed.

We will start this class by walking around the park and exploring its indigenous plants. Where possible we will collect seeds that are in season giving you the opportunity to learn how to successfully harvest seeds from your own plants.

After the walk, we will make our way to the Friends of Westgate Park facilities where you will learn all about propagating indigenous plants from seed.

After this 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
  • 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

You will get to take home some pots of seeds that you have planted and class notes.

Please click on the Tickets button above to make a booking.

In the afternoon at same venue we are running a master class on “Native Plant Propagation from Cuttings“.

Collect and Grow That Seed – Small Australian Plants.

We are also excited to be able to offer for purchase a wonderful locally published book called “Collect and Grow That Seed – Small Australian Plants.” If you think you may want to buy the book, you can check it out at the workshop. It costs $30 cash per book(no card facilities available)

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 @ Westgate Park (Under the Westgate Bridge)
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Native Plant Propagation from Cuttings @ Westgate Park (Under the Westgate Bridge)

Join us at Westgate Park (Via Todd Rd Port Melbourne) as we dive into the world of propagation by cutting.  From the science to the practice, after this workshop you will have the necessary knowledge to propagate plants from cuttings.

This Master Class will cover:

  • 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 Answers

You will get to take home a pot of cuttings that you have planted.

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

Please click on the Tickets button above to make a booking.

Book available for purchase – “Collect and Grow That Seed – Small Australian Plants.”

We are also excited to be able to offer for purchase a wonderful locally published book called “Collect and Grow That Seed – Small Australian Plants.”  If you think you may want to buy the book, you can check it out at the workshop. It costs $30 cash per book (no card facilities available).

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