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Seed Collection Techniques

TCV Scotland

Monday, 21 August 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Seed Collection Techniques

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General Admission 23 Jun 2017 £30.00 £1.99
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On this course we will be teaching you the essentials of collecting wildflower seeds for small-scale conservation projects. If done correctly, your wildflower seeds could last a hundred years or more. As well as introducing you to different methods of collection, we will discuss relevant countryside legislations and the concept of local provenance seed - before visiting a near-by meadow to gain practical skills in identification and collection. Based on the methods used by the Millennium Seed Bank at Kew Gardens, participants will learn how to assess habitats for seed quality before collecting and we will show you how to process and store your seeds using inexpensive everyday items. The day will also give you an opportunity to meet like-minded people working on meadow creation projects across the country.

Morning – presentation giving context then practical session on assessing seed quality and quantity

Afternoon – practical session on collection, processing and storing

Trainer details - Stephen assisted with the development of Glasgow’s Flower Power – a community run wildflower nursery which aims to collect and grow native wildflowers, to benefit both people and wildlife. He has been involved in the collection and propagation of locally threatened species and was taught seed collection techniques by the experts at Kew Gardens’ Millennium Seed Bank.  

Lunch - Please bring a packed lunch

What to bring with you - Pad, pen, waterproof clothing

Cost - £25 plus vat & Eventbrite fees

Terms & Conditions - The full fee is payable for cancellations within 7 days of event.


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TCV Scotland
Balallan House
24 Allan Park
FK8 2QG Stirling
United Kingdom

Monday, 21 August 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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