Seed Collection Workshops
Seed collection is carried out by individuals and groups of volunteers throughout the year. We run regular group seed collection workshops and are always seeking interest from new volunteers.
To become a seed bank volunteer, you need to attend both workshops as outlined below. Attendance at seed collection workshops is free for Trees For Life members.
Introduction to Seed Collection
Many volunteers are interested in seed collection but don’t know where to start. This workshop provides a practical introduction to collecting seed from common native plants. It takes you through the basics of collecting, drying and processing a range of different types of seed, shows you which tools to use, where to collect from, and outlines when permits are required.
Prerequisite: Trees For Life membership
Format: 9.30am – 11.30am practical
- Methods of collecting different types of seed
- Tools required
- Drying, processing and storing seed
Advanced Seed Collection
This workshop is aimed at those intending to have an ongoing role as a volunteer seed collector with Trees For Life and/or to collect for their community group. It covers plant identification, seed cleaning, record keeping, collecting for Trees For Life and our permit process in depth. The workshop also covers workplace health and safety (WHS) for seed collection volunteers.
Prerequisite: Trees For Life membership, Introduction to Seed Collection workshop
Format: 9.30am – 3.30pm classroom session + practical collection session
- Planning for seed collection
- Basic plant identification
- Collecting for Trees For Life
- Workplace health and safety (WHS) for seed collection volunteers