21 February 2014

ANPC WORKSHOPS Hunter Valley NSW (i) Seed Use for native vegetation restoration (ii) Plant ID

The ANPC is delivering two workshops in the Hunter Valley, NSW in April 2014.

Venue: Hunter Valley Hotel Academy, Kurri Kurri TAFE campus.
10% discount if you register for both workshops.
Registrations close Monday 31st March 2014. Spaces limited.

Plant identification for flora of the Hunter Valley 7-8th April 2014

This two day workshop will introduce participants to the plant communities and flora of the Hunter Valley region and provide the skills and information required to positively identify a range of common plants.

We will use some of the most commonly encountered plant groups to introduce you to the best identification resources (printed, on‑line, and interactive). You will also learn how to access the experts through the identification services of the major herbaria.

Along the way we will de‑mystify identification ‘keys’, and introduce you to useful field characters to look for.

The workshop is targeted at the beginner level, but will also provide a good opportunity for those more experienced in plant identification to refresh their skills, particularly in the use of botanical identification keys.

Learning will be through a combination of theory presentations, practicals and field‑based activities.

For more information, including program, complimentary inclusions, optional social dinner, accommodation and registration details please visit the workshop Eventbrite page.

Seed collection, storage and use for native vegetation restoration 9th April 2014

This one day workshop will provide participants with the knowledge needed to effectively collect, store and use seed in native vegetation restoration.

Participants will gain hands-on experience in developing a collection strategy, seed cleaning, seed viability testing, and hygiene procedures to minimise Phytophthora and Myrtle Rust spread.

Experts in the use of native seed will present a selection of theory presentations and case studies.

This workshop includes a discussion session on limits to the effective and efficient use of seed in the Hunter catchment and the identification of strategies to overcome these limits.

The cost of this workshop is reduced due to financial support from the Hunter Local Land Services (previously Hunter-Central Rivers CMA).

For more information, including program, complimentary inclusions, accommodation and registration details please visit the workshop Eventbrite page.

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