Native Seeds! Collection, storage and propagation with Ruth Mollison

We held another fantastic seed propagation workshop with the famous 'seed-spert' Ruth Mollison!

Clarence City Council sponsored the workshop as part of a project to help local groups gain skills in areas of interest and need. 

Ruth Mollison ran the workshop, giving us loads of really handy tips and instructions on how to collect and propagate our own native seeds. 


The attendees cleaned the seeds (some had to be sieved, others soaked in hot water, other plucked by hand), then prepared tiny pots to put the seeds in, and then planted them.

Everyone took home 25 pots each. It'll be exciting to see them pop up over the next few weeks! Species included white gum, she-oaks, running postman, native lilies, and kangaroo grass.

We learnt that propagating our own seeds is an easy, fun, and inexpensive way to get seedlings for their Landcare plantings.

It was also a great opportunity for members from different groups to connect with one another, have a chat, and hear what they are all up to.

Thank you to Ruth for another excellent workshop, and to the Clarence City Council for the funding for this program.