Learning about Nursery Management
Beginning in October the Fall Intern Cohort began reading and presenting chapters from the Nursery Manual for Native Plants: A Guide for Tribal Nurseries, R. Kristen Dumroese, Tara Luna and Thomas D. Landis, editors. This manual is composed of 17 chapters, each one completely full of valuable information on planning and operating a successful nursery operation.
Over the course of the past eight weeks, the interns and I presented on ten chapters. These chapters included the following topics: Nursery Management, The Target Species Concept, Planning Crops, Propagation Protocols and Environments, Growing Media, Containers, Seed Germination and Sowing Options, Vegetative Propagation, Water Quality and Irrigation, and Fertilization. The Interns delivered educational presentations that evoked mindful questions. Although time didn’t allow for all the chapters to be offered during this session, there is the option of further consultations in the coming weeks.