Practical Gardening Of Exotics – An Ethnobotanist's Workshop
Ever had a cherished plant die on you? Many of the most exciting ethnobotanicals are native to exotic environments... environments which can be challenging to duplicate where you live. This workshop is mostly a discussion (with audience participation) of the factors to consider (light, temperature, moisture, soil, nutrients, pests, etc.) and of effective but economical ways to achieve them for your plants. There are some hands-on demonstrations, so feel free to bring along your sickly (or successful) specimens. Attendees are welcome to share and swap any currently-legal seeds, cuttings, plants, materials, etc. Bonus points are awarded for proving Carl wrong on anything.
Carl has harvested, consumed, and/or cultivated well over 40 different species of psychoactive vegetation in Russia, California, Uzbekistan, Oregon, West Australia, New Zealand, Victoria and other places, since 1975. He has been the State Coordinator of NORML for both Oregon and West Australia. He was the co-founder of Mini Ethnobotanica Victoria, the predecessor to EGA. His six degrees, diplomas, and certificates cover surgical theatre nursing, public policy, business management, education, and training. He is committed to the polyfaithful lifestyle and runs an organisational management services firm in Melbourne.