[permaculture] Permaculture on the rez: Plant Tissue Culture Workshop
dwoodard at becon.org
Fri May 27 13:47:07 EDT 2011
Cory Brennan; here is a recent post to the rarefruit yahoogroup which
may be relevant to your work at Pine Ridge. Small woody plants from
tissue culture need careful handling to grow them up but the technique
may be useful.
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
On 26/05/2011 2:15 PM, cannonconsult wrote:
Many of you may remember that I have been trying to set up a plant
tissue culture workshop. My first attempt, a few months ago, did not
generate enough students. The location was fair but weekdays are not
good as people have to miss work to attend. This time I have a better
location and day.
I know that there are other events scheduled for the same weekend,
something I could not avoid as our instructor had only certain dates
available in July. All three events are worthwhile but I think that the
TC Workshop stands out as unique:
I – New event - nothing here you've seen last year or the year before
II – All day hands on experience, lecturing is kept to a minimum and
III – Chance to learn a skill that can be used for hobby, profit,
IV – Educational credits may be available for completing the TC Workshop
For the workshop to 'make' we need 17 students. We have limited space,
and do not want to have to turn people away so if there is enough demand
a second session can be offered on Sunday. If a second session develops
an adjustment to tuition may also be made.
Date: 9 July 1011, Saturday in Davie Florida (UF site on College
Avenue). Indoors, air conditioned, free parking. As with all the Home
Tissue Culture Workshops all TC materials will be provided and you will
take home some supplies and cultures of your own.
The cost is still being determined, expect it to be in the $130 to $150
range. Besides increased costs for shipping our instructor, Dr. Carol
Stiff will be flying in from the Pacific NW. I wanted to get this notice
out so that if you are interested you can consider including the
workshop in your plans as more information becomes available.
Information will be posted here and on a couple of web sites as the
For more information or questions feel free to contact me at:
SW Florida USA
The workshop is through Kitchen Culture Education Technologies, Inc. A
non-stock, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation organized under the laws of
Instructor Carol Stiff has been involved in plant tissue culture
research and teaching since the 70's and has much experience in teaching
plant tissue culture workshops. KCET was formed to aid teachers and
community groups who wanted to take these workshops, or other plant
science workshops, but could not afford them.
Feel free to pass this notice to others.
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