Native Plant Propagation from Seeds

What to Bring

  • Gardening Gloves (if you prefer)

What to Wear

  • Casual Clothes

Appropriate For

  • gardeners, supporters of indigenous plants and habitat development

Native Plant Propagation from Seeds

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Date : 10th September, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm,
  • Location : St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op
  • Address: 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne

What You Will Learn

  • Tips and Tricks for success
  • How to collect, store, pretreat seeds
  • Seed propagation skills and techniques

What You Get

  • Notes from the class
  • Planted seeds to take home
  • Discount tube tube stock - $2 per tube stock bought on the day from the nursery (normal price $3.30)


Learn how to propagate native plants by seed. Join us at SKINC nursery as we delve into the world of propagation by seed. After this Master Class you will be equipped to collect, store and plant seeds just in time for the seed collecting season! 

This Master Class will cover:

  • How to collect viable seed
  • How to store seed 
  • Why some seeds need to be stored for over a year
  • Seeds treatments to increase germination
  • Growing media
  • Creating environmental conditions that help germination
  • Pricking out and planting out
  • Tips for success
    • Practice your seed propagation skills
    • Question and Answer

    In the afternoon of the same day and at the same venue we are running a master class on "Native Plant Propagation from Cuttings". If you book both classes you can attend both classes for $80 ($40 per class). You will need to book each class by using the "2 class - Seed & Cutting" ticket option when booking your tickets.

    To ensure no plant diseases are introduced to the nursery, all plant stock for propagation will be provided by the nursery.  Please do not bring any plant stock from home to propagate

    Master Class Presenter - David Sparks

    David has studied Ecology and Botany at the University of Queensland. He has had 6 years experience in ecological restoration and environmental education and has worked at St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery for over three years. He is currently also studying the Graduate Diploma in Adult education at RMIT

    Cancellation and Refund Policy 

    No refunds will be given for non-attendance.

    If there are insufficient numbers for an event it may be cancelled or postponed. If this is the case, you will be notified and given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different SGA event of equivalent value.

    Refunds will be issued for cancellations IF you give at least 10 days notice prior to the start date. Refunds will be net of any WeTeachMe booking fees and a A$10 refund administration fee.

    No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than 10 days notice unless the event is fully booked out, including the cancelled tickets. If these conditions are met, refunds will be net of any WeTeachMe booking fees and less a A$10 refund administration fee.

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