Seed collecting and use for restoration and re-introduction

Training Programme

British wildflower grassland © Flora locale
Time/date of training: 10am-4pm, Thu 09 July 2015

Location: Wakehurst Place , Sussex

Facilitator: Michael Way

Organisation: Millennium Seed Bank (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew) with Weald Meadows

Course description:
This day will review the science and practice of collecting, preservation and use of high quality seed samples for subsequent multiplication ex-situ. Using semi-natural habitats at Wakehurst Place, seed will be collected and quality-assessed by participants in the Millennium Seed Bank laboratories. During the afternoon, grassland enhancement techniques and initial results will be demonstrated. Seed specification, sowing rates, site preparation, seed sowing, plug planting and conservation management, including grazing, will be considered.

Course status: open for bookings

Fee: £100.00 / £75.00   Concessions are available to employees and volunteers with charities, parish councils, fulltime students and those not economically active

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