Optimising the conservation of remnants and regrowth requires us to also reconstruct linkages - but where will the seed come from?
Why we are getting together.
Whether you’re involved in planting 20 trees in a fragmented urban remnant or 2 million for a biodiversity offset, having access to a sufficient quantity of high-quality seed, from a broad range of species, is essential for restoring ecosystems that are healthy and resilient over the long-term.
Given development pressures, climate change and declining space for connectivity across the Greater Sydney Basin and beyond, there is an increasing need for restorationists, plant producers and landscape architects to collaborate on ensuring natives of the correct provenance and genetics are conserved as well as planted within urban spaces.
Who will be there.
The Seeds for the Future forum brings together people from the bush regeneration, revegetation, urban planning, nursery and landscape architecture sectors to set the scene for future collaborations and introduces the insightful ‘Healthy Seeds’ project that is poised to offer practical solutions for all players.
What the day will hold.
The one-day forum will include in-depth discussion topics and a showcase of practical case studies that will provide background, identify issues and suggest solutions. The forum has been structured to ensure optimum delegate participation by including deliberation time at the end of each session, which will then inform an expert plenary panel to draw together the delegates concerns and create a roadmap to guide future strategies and investment across the Greater Sydney area.
If you can’t make it you can still experience it.
Money raised from ticket sales and donations to regenTV will enable the forum to be recorded and shared with those unable to attend on the day.
Want to be a Sponsor?
We are seeking sponsors to support the forum and are keen to hear from interested organisations or businesses. The sponsorship opportunities are outlined here.
Details of the program and speakers are on AABR’s website which is updated as the program is refined.
A one-page summary to share
To get the most out of the forum we need your active engagement and participation.
- A willingness to explore current knowledge and new ideas presented by the best minds in the restoration industry.
- Personal contributions of your knowledge, concerns and ideas to develop a restoration roadmap.
- Enthusiasm for catching up with colleagues and networking over morning tea, lunch and an extended afternoon tea.
- Interest and interactions with trade tables to explore industry providers, organisations and educators.
- Support to assist with the recording the forum for regenTV.