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Plant Propagation Workshop

October 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

$200 – $250

Plants are expensive to buy. Learn to propagate your own and find out how money can actually grow on trees. Be amazed at how easy and fun it is to grow your own plants.

I am continually amazed at how we can take a little tiny seed and grow it into a large, productive plant. Grafting fruit trees can become quite an obsession as you realise how easy it is to create your own orchard from small amounts of plant material.

Leaf, Root & Fruit now propagate most of the plants that go into our clients’ Edible Forest Gardens Come along to this exciting workshop to hear our trade secrets on how we plan, prepare and propagate plants on a small commercial scale. The focus for this workshop will be on fruiting plants, veggie seedlings and Edible Forest Garden understory plants.

This workshop, set in our Depot Classroom in Burwood will cover:
– Basic principles of plant propagation
– Efficiency & Labour considerations (for both domestic and commercial applications)
– Tools & Equipment:
– Seeds (including sourcing, sowing and saving)
– Cuttings (including different types of cuttings)
– Fruit Tree Propagation & Grafting
– Planning, Record Keeping & Timing

This workshop is ideal for anyone:
– Thinking about propagating plants as a small permaculture business
– Wanting to implement an Edible Forest Garden and save thousands of dollars
– Interested in the biology of plants and how different species reproduce
– Wanting to propagate their own fruit trees or create “fruit salad trees”
– Continually frustrated by failed propagating attempts and wanting to understand why

The class will involve a combination of theory in a classroom setting, demonstrations and practical activities including:
– Greenhouse tour
– Sowing seeds
– Taking various types of cuttings
– Different grafting techniques

By the end of the class you will have the skills and confidence to:
– Plan you plant propagation program
– Source propagation materials, tools and equipment
– Know which edible plants to propagate by which methods
– Propagate and care for cuttings, seeds and seedlings
– Understand how fruit trees are grafted
– Keep and use records for planning and continuous feedback

What to Bring:
– Enthusiasm for learning
– Notepad and Pen
– Your own lunch
– Water bottle
– Closed toed, practical shoes
– Warm clothes (our warehouse can be chilly in spring)

Places in this workshop are strictly limited to 12 individuals. This will ensure that all participants have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to gain feedback.

Early bird pricing ends 12/09/19

To book tickets go to: https://site.corsizio.com/c/5d6dadb497f06daa0fb2a221


October 19, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
$200 – $250
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Leaf, Root & Fruit
11 Millicent St
Burwood, 3125
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