October 10, 2020 –
A hands on workshop aimed at anyone wishing to learn more about native plant propogation with a particular focus on flora local to the area.
About this Event
A hands on workshop aimed at anyone wishing to learn more about native plant propogation with a particular focus on flora local to the area. This workshop is being delivered in partnership with the Friends of Eric Singleton Wetlands and information will be provided on local wetlands plant species. As well as those interested in native gardens, this workshop may be useful to those involved with, or wishing to get involved with local wetlands and bushland friends of groups.
What participants will learn:
- How to identify flora local to the area
- How to take cuttings
- How to process a variety of seed using scarification, heat, smoke water etc
- Choice of potting mediums
- Knowledge of nursery hygiene
- Legal issues around seed collection
What participants will receive:
- Handouts on basic plant propagation;
- Potted up seeds and cuttings that they have propagated during the workshop
About the Facilitator: This workshop will be facilitated by Yann Toussaint from the Rainbow Coast Community Garden. Yann is a gardener, poet and sustainability educator who lives in Albany, Western Australia. A former nursery manager at Men of the Trees, where he helped found the Children's Forest, he now delivers a wide range of sustainability workshops and teaches at the University of Western Australia's Albany Campus.
About Friends of Eric Singleton Wetlands
Friends of Eric Singleton Wetlands is a newly formed group which aims to protect, restore and advocate for the wetland areas within Riverside Gardens, Bayswater. The Eric Singleton Wetlands area provides habitat to a diverse range of plant species, birdlife and native terrestrial and aquatic animals. This area includes the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary, the Eric Singleton West site and Lot 14, 128 King William St (also known as Carters Wetland).Liaising with the City of Bayswater and supported by Environment House, our group intends to engage local community, with the goal of enhancing and appreciating this vital wetland habitat and the surrounding Riverside Gardens. The group intends to have a family friendly focus offering a range of restoration activities, education initiatives, and events.