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Seed Collection Workshop

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1 September 2020

Seed Collection Workshop

Seed Collection Workshop

On the first day of Spring, a group of environmentally minded Scotchies chose to participate in a seed collection workshop, facilitated by Trees for Life.

The activity is part of an environmental sustainability service project which has resulted in establishing a native plant nursery on Torrens Park campus. 

The workshop provided students with a practical introduction to collecting seeds from common native plants in Mitcham Reserve and Brownhill Creek. Daniel, the Seed Bank Manager, taught us the basics of collecting, drying and processing a range of different types of seeds.

The morning was spent in the field collecting seed as we discussed range of topics - including ecological considerations (use of local seed, etc.); collection and extraction as well as ethical practices.

The students that attended the workshop have committed to sharing their new knowledge and skills with other students in the near future.

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