APS MITCHELL GROUP MEETS AT THE JOHN TAYLOR ROOM, KILMORE LIBRARY, SYDNEY STREET, KILMORE- 3RD MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7.30 PM
(Occasionally excursions may replace monthly meetings so it is advisable to check our latest newsletter or contact a committee member for up to date diary dates.)
THERE IS A $2.00 ENTRY WHICH GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO WIN THE RAFFLE PRIZE OF A NATIVE PLANT. TEA, COFFEE & BISCUITS AVAILABLE.
Next Meeting: In the John Taylor Room, Kilmore Library, Sydney Street Kilmore…
Monday May 20th commencing 7:30 pm
Guest Speaker: David Laurie
Topic: Collection and propagation of local native seed.
For our May meeting are very fortunate to be welcoming David Laurie as our guest speaker, who will be giving a presentation on collection and propagation of local native seed.
David graduated from Melbourne University in 1976 with a BSc (Hons) Botany major, later moving to Reedy Creek in 1985 with his wife Helen, where they designed and built their mud brick home. In 1993 they started the Valley of 1000 Hills Nursery following David’s career working as a primary teacher then a Landcare facilitator. Along the way carrying out botanical surveys of Shire roadsides and the Tallarook-Mansfield disused railway, as well as a number of Flora Reserves. At present the nursery grows around 50,000 local indigenous plants each year, and David and Helen regularly attend the Tallarook Farmers Market.
David has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share, and this presentation is sure to be of great interest to anyone wanting to learn more about propagation or local native species.
The guest speaker presentation will be followed by our flower specimen table “show & tell” (remember to bring something along from your garden) and conclude with supper & chat.