Orchid cultivation workshop
August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm$64 – $120
Orchids include the most diverse and highly evolved plants on earth. This event will provide an introduction to orchids, their roles in the ecosystem and all the basics you need in order to cultivate them and their symbiotic fungal partners.
This event will include:
– A presentation on how orchids fit into our ecosystem and their roles as indicator species
– A discussion and breakdown of orchid structure, physiology, pollinatino and associations
– A hands-on workshop on how to isolate symbiotic orchid fungi and sew orchid seeds
– Take home a Pterostylis nutans (Green Hood) orchid
Book early as places are very limited!
Melvin Xu is a mycologist and orchid enthusiast. He has researched Cordyceps fungi at Melbourne uni and has experience working in land management including with native orchids. He has experience cultivating orchid fungi and currently has several hundred orchids in his collection.