This is an informative, one day workshop, led by Robert Fryer of FuturEcology.
Robert has been involved in Wetland and Forest Restoration projects in the Top of the South for many years including projects for the Department of Conservation and Local Authorities.
He has a passion for sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for these type of projects so that opportunities for enhancing these types of environments can be undertaken by private individuals as well as local and national Government Agencies.
Robert has taught horticultural classes at the local Polytechnic as well as night classes on plant propagation for many years through Waimea College.
This one day workshop will explore the following:
* The value of the remnants of both forest and wetlands to the overall ecological diversity of the Tasman District.
* Where landowners can seek help for restoring ecological systems including possible funding sources.
* The types of plants that are suitable for different habitats, including an introduction to some of the threatened plant species in the area and how these could possibly be introduced to local habitats successfully.
* A practical session on some simple plant propagation.
* Where to source plants and the importance of eco-sourcing.
* An overview of basic site preparation and maintenance.
There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and sharing ideas.
A light lunch featuring local flavours will be served.
The workshop is being held in the Bill Marris Room at Mapua Hall.
Saturday 14th February from 9am to 3pm.
Cost is $75 per person.
Please contact Robert on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0275451625 to book your place by no later than Wednesday 11th February.
Places are limited to a maximum of 12.
Payment along with any special dietary requirements is required on confirmation of booking .