The importance of provenance is all about knowledge - knowing where plant seed came from, the site and situation it grew in, and the type and form of the plants. This is all important to the usefulness and value of the seed. (T. Hogbin)


Seven FREE Provenance Workshops to be held across NSW in June and July 2015!

Hear presentations by key plant geneticists and expert native seed practitioners regarding the current best understanding of provenance issues for planning and implementing ecological restoration. The workshops, funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, are being organised by the ANPC in conjunction with NSW Local Land Services, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and CSIRO. Click here for more information or contact Martin Driver, ANPC Project Manager by phone on 0400170957 or email.

Workshop locations and dates are as follows:
Armidale - Tuesday 16 June - Armidale City Bowling Club
Lismore - Thursday 18 June - Lismore Workers Club
Coffs Harbour - Friday 19 June - Coffs Harbour Race Club (this additional workshop funded by North Coast LLS)
Orange - Monday 22 June - Orange Agricultural Institute
Yass - Wednesday 24 June - venue TBC
Wagga - Tuesday 30 June - venue TBC
Sydney - Date TBC - The Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan

Help us further promote and improve plant conservation in Australia.

You can join the ANPC at any time of the year and receive the relevant back copies of Australasian Plant Conservation, Australia's top bulletin for those involved or interested in plant conservation. The first two editions of 2015 contain papers from our highly successful and thought-provoking biennial conference held in November last year and are a fascinating read.

Your membership fees will help us implement our Orchid Conservation Program and run workshops on topical issues such as seed supply and provenance, amongst many other projects. You will also be eligible for DISCOUNTS at our conferences, workshops and forums, including the National Seed Science Forum below. Click here for more information and to join the ANPC today.

SAVE THE DATE: National Seed Science Forum 14-16 March 2016

The ANPC is proud to be collaborating with the Australian Seed Bank Partnership which is coordinating a National Seed Science Forum in March 2016. The Forum will be held at the Australian PlantBank and hosted by the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, and also in collaboration with the Australian Grains Genebank.

An exciting programme of local and international experts is planned, speaking on seed conservation, storage, preservation and germination. More details will be provided in the near future. Invited keynotes and a call for presentations will be announced soon. Please email to register for Forum announcements. Visit the Forum web pages at: www.seedpartnership.org.au



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