Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC Byron Community College

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Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC

Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Explore a range of simple plant propagation techniques including cuttings, root division and seed raising to allow you to grow a range of plants for your garden in a simple and cost effective manner. Learn a range of seed saving and storage techniques that empower you to secure the great diversity of food varieties on our planet. Discover how you can develop and evolve varieties of food plants that will have optimum productivity in the unique conditions of your own home garden.

Topics covered include:

Plant Propagation:

  • Methods of Plant Propagation
  • Asexual (cloning) vs Sexual Reproduction
  • Creating your own Potting Mixes
  • Quarantine and Hygeine for pest and disease control

Seed Saving:

  • Seed Collection, Storage, Sourcing and Exchange of Seeds
  • Plant Families
  • GMO’s and Hybrids vs Heritage Varieties and non-hybrids
  • Open Pollination
  • Domesticating Plants and ‘Rewilding’ Genes

Permaculture Design Course

This course module is one of 13 which make up the internationally renowned Permaculture Design Course (PDC).

You are welcome to attend just this module to learn the skills outlined above (without doing the other modules), but if you wish to gain the Permaculture Design Certificate you must complete all modules within a 12 mth timeframe and satisfactorily complete an Individual Permaculture Design Project.

What to bring

  • Notebook and pen
  • Lunch and refreshments

What to wear

There will be hands on learning components in outdoor locations so please wear comfortable outdoor work clothes as needed, this includes

  • Sturdy covered shoes or boots
  • Appropriate long pants
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Gardening gloves

Feedback from Past Students

“Very well instructed. Good mix of theory and practical methods.” Johnny Ripic

“Top Notch Content! It is much more fascinating than I anticipated.” John McDonough

“Great content convered such a huge breadth of information in this one session'” Jacqueline Stewart

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!

Course testimonials:

  • It was really good to meet everyone and to learn in such a positive and supportive environment.
  • This a was a great informative workshop. I appreciated the hands on learning and walked away feeling much more confident in saving seeds and propagating.