Register here by 5 pm on Friday, 14/10/16 to apply for Dr Graeme Lorimer's 29th annual Wild Grasses of Victoria course.
Over three days, the course will train participants to identify almost all Victoria's wild species of grass, plus a few related species such as sedges and rushes. It covers propagation, horticulture, growth requirements and management of grasses. It also explains how to read the landscape and manage vegetation well through an understanding of the grass species present.
The mornings are spent indoors, tutorial-style. The afternoons are spent in very pleasant and interesting places: basalt plains grassland, foothill forests of the Dandenong Ranges and low-lying habitat of the Gippsland Plain. There is a social atmosphere.
"The grass course is inspiring and informative. Graeme provides a broad introduction into the world of grasses (as well as valuable knowledge to those with more experience) and provides a diverse range of activities for hands on learning. An absolute must for anyone interested in native grasses. Even if you weren't that interested in grasses before, you will be after the course."
- Greg Waddell, native vegetation consultant
When you register your application here, you will be able to express a preference for the Tuesdays stream (Dec 6, 13 & 20) or the Wednesdays stream (Dec 7, 14 & 21) if you wish.
Places in the course are strictly limited. A random ballot will allocate positions after giving priority to people who missed out last year (so no-one has to wait more than one year). The results of the ballot will be announced by 21st October 2016.
No payment is required until you receive an offer of a place in the course, then $594 or $495 concession.
For more details, visit www.biosphere.net.au/training.