Let it grow

From flower to seed, determining the right time to collect can be tricky business.

However, Coastcare volunteers from around the NAR are now full bottle on the intriguing business of seed collection.

Info-packed seed collection workshops were held last week in Jurien Bay and Geraldton where participants spent time in the classroom learning about licensing requirements to seed collection, cleaning and storage techniques. The group also enjoyed a field trip where they had the opportunity to put their new skills into practice.

Participants spent time in the field identifying and collecting local species which can then be used in their local coastal rehabilitation projects.

Species collected included Red-Eyed Wattle (Acacia Cyclops), Native Wisteria (Hardenbergia comptoniana), Coastal Bone Fruit (Threkeldia diffusa) and Grey Saltbush (Atriplex cinerea).

The workshops were led by Durack Institute of Technology and participants were given the opportunity to gain national accreditation for the successful completion of the workshop.

NACC looks forward to supporting Coastcare volunteers, as they put their new found skills to good use for future revegetation seasons.

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