Professional Seed Collection Course
In partnership with Fields Environmental Solutions we offer a 4-day professional seed collection course. This course is based on the Florabank Professional course and is designed for people with some experience with seed collection who want to make a business of seed supply. The course blends science and practice to give you the skills you need to supply high quality seed for restoration and revegetation projects.
The course covers:
- Seed Supply Process
- Introduction to plant identification
- Planning seed collection
- Better seed collection
- Handling seed after collection
- Extracting and cleaning seed
- Seed processing
- Seed storage
- Licencing and regulation, and
- Seed production areas.
Assessment is carried out as the course progresses through a series of activities and quizzes. There is a homework activity which lets you apply what you have learned. The course can be run for 10-15 people at a time and is best delivered in two 2-day sessions. We can deliver the course in Uralla, NSW or can bring it to you. We will tailor the course to your local species and conditions. We have delivered this course to seed collectors and seed buyers all across Australia. We have run the course on behalf of Catchment Management Authorities in several regions and participants have included seed collectors, regulators, seed buyers, Aboriginal organisations, state and local government officers, miners, nursery workers, tertiary students and native plant enthusiasts.
Introductory Training Courses
In addition to the Professional Seed Collection Course, we offer a range of short courses using the full extent of our skills and experience. We use a combination of classroom and field sessions to give a quality practical training experience backed by theory. These short courses are delivered with our partners:
The following courses can be delivered in one day:
- Introductory plant identification
- Introductory seed collection
- Propagating native plants from seed
- Propagating native plants from cuttings
- Revegetation: how to plant trees
- Managing bushland
- Introductory farm forestry
- Designing native gardens
- How to buy quality seed
- Extension methods and tools
The following courses can be delivered over two days:
- Plant identification
- Silviculture for farm forestry
- Trees on farms
We can also tailor courses to your particular needs.