Seed collecting and use for restoration and re-introduction
Time/date of training: 10am-4pm, Tue 08 July 2014 |
Location: Wakehurst Place , Sussex
Facilitator: Michael Way
Organisation: Millennium Seed Bank (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew) with Weald Meadows
Web site: www.highwealdlandscapetrust.org
This workshop is now FULL. Please email the office at info at floralocale.org to be placed on the reserve list.
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: full
Fee: £100.00 / £75.00 Concessions are available to employees and volunteers with charities, parish councils, fulltime students and those not economically active