Pirating Plants - Perennial Plant Propagation Workshop - Saturday June 4th
Propagating plants from cuttings is a super useful skill to have in your gardening tool belt especially if you want gardening to be a more affordable and D.I.Y affair. So many plants can be propagated from cuttings from fruit trees like mulberries to popular annuals like tomatoes, basil, peppers and rosemary. However, its the most useful with plants that either don't make seeds, or don't make really viable seeds, and many of our favorite summer friendly perennials fall into this category. Sweet potatoes, longevity spinach, cuban oregano and african blue basil are just a few unique perennials that we propagate from cuttings. Lots of houseplants can also be duplicated in this way, so once you know some of the basics techniques you can really go wild with making and sharing plants.
This workshop will take place at our plant nursery in the Redland and is being taught by our plant propagator extraordinaire farmer Tiff. She has been managing our seedling operation since the first day and is the keeper of the seedling secrets! She will give the group a tour of the nursery and its special propagation area and explain why we made some of the design decisions we did when building it. After that we will gather in our potting shed to learn about all of the specialty materials and techniques we use and she will do lots of hands on demonstrations because seed starting is best learned with the body and the mind together. Please note, we will not be grafting fruit trees in this workshop, thats a whole different beast!
This class is intimately sized so that we can all have a chance to participate and try the techniques out! Each participant will get to make cuttings from our cuttings garden and fill a 50 cell tray with cuttings, after which you'll get detailed instructions for taking care of your cuttings at home. If you take good care of your cell tray you'll have about 30 healthy plants in just 3-4 short weeks that can be transplanted into your garden for the summer, up potted, or given away to friends.
Saturday, June 4th. 10am - 12 noon
Little River Coop Nursery @ AgriTrace Institute
22305 SW 157th Avenue, Redland, FL. 33170
This workshop is a 2 hour long lecture & hands on workshop covering the following:
-tour of our nursery, why we designed it the way we did
-tour of the potting shed
-introduction to materials
-tour of our cuttings garden where we will gather material to make cuttings from
-hands on techniques for propagating plants from cuttings, lets make cuttings!
-caring for your 50 cell tray at home for optimum success
Due to the intimate nature of the workshops we do not offer refunds for cancellations but we oftentimes have a waitlist so with enough warning we can try to replace you and then refund your payment.