Training day: Seed collecting and use for restoration and re-introductionWed 06 July 2011
Receive training in seed collecting and discuss the use of seeds for restoration and re-introduction, in the beautiful grounds of Wakehurst Place. This training day is delivered by Kew as part of the Flora Locale training programme.
Native grassland meadow species (Image: RBG Kew)
This training 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.
This is the first time that Flora Locale has worked together with Kew and the Weald Meadows Initiative. The Flora Locale training programme is created for people involved in the design, management and restoration of landscapes for biodiversity, whether on a farm, smallholding, village green or city park.
Participants will have an informal opportunity to learn from experts and from each other. The event will be led by Michael Way, head of Collecting and Network Support for Kew's Millennium Seed Bank, with assistance from Dawn Brickwood of the Weald Meadows Initiative.
- For further information on prices and how to book, go to the Flora Locale website.
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