Sold out and successful! Workshop go-ers meandered through a beautiful native garden and learnt how to collect, store and propagate native seeds.
Image: ©Yasmin Mund
This fantastic workshop was kicked off by an introduction from Landcare Tasmania's Evie Drinnan, and the seed expert and workshop host Ruth Mollison - Evie made Ruth blush with some high praise on the quality and value of these wonderful and highly engaging workshops.
Ruth took us on a walk through Clarence Council's native garden and showed us the different collection methods for different species, as well as the ethics and legalities of seed collection.
It was a scorcher of a day, so we escaped the heat and settled into the shady courtyard to sort the seeds we had collected. We learnt how to correctly store seeds, and learnt the art of propagation - ready to really get stuck into propagation this autumn and spring! These workshops help build capacity and resilience in our local communities and equip Landcarers with skills to go home and collect and propagate their own local provenance seeds.
All photos thanks to Yasmin Mund.
This workshop is part of our Outreach Program which aims to increase capacity for Landcarers so that all our land and coasts can be cared for by the community.
It was made possible by support from the State Government's Landcare Actions Grants and through donations to the Tasmanian Landcare Fund by the JM Roberts Charitable Trust.