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Orchid cultivation workshop

Sat, 27 Aug 2022
12:00 - 15:00

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!


Your teacher:

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.


Community guidelines:

We ask all participants to follow our Community Standards document. While we support harm-minimisation and decriminalisation of medicinal fungi, as a small non-profit we need to follow all relevant legislation and maintain an inclusive and family friendly atmosphere. We also need to ensure that our facilities and equipment are used safely. We also ask that people respect the space, equipment and keep the lab clean and tidy. Our Community Standards document can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TIooIFlCol1oab54RrT7TNj-9Jusmj7X/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=116278434675891134499&rtpof=true&sd=true

Joint event with Mycelium Laboratories Inc

Ticket Type Price
Full $120.00 Sale Ended
Myco-members full $80.00 Sale Ended
Concession $96.00 Sale Ended
Myco-members concession $64.00 Sale Ended
439 St Georges Rd
439 St Georges Rd, Thornbury VIC 3071, Australia

124 Weston St, Brunswick East, Victoria, 3057, Australia

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