Friday, 16 November 2012

"From the seed to the plant" - guided tour to the greenhouse

Since the 15th of July that has been taking place the program Ciência Viva which SPEA is a partner and organizes various activities for those who want greater contact with nature. Thus, every friday, the greenhouse of the Life Sustainable Laurel Forest Project, in Povoação, have been receiving many visitors.

On August 3rd, the greenhouse received a family, who came to Povoação to learn a little bit more about how the native plants are produced and which plants belongs to the original Azorean forest, the Laurel Forest.

These 4 visitors were accompanied by SPEA’s technician in charge of the work in the nurseries of the project, Filipe Figueiredo. During this visit, the family had the opportunity to meet not only the greenhouse, the flower beds and nursery, but also to learn about the entire process required to build plants in nurseries, from harvesting seeds to placing them in pots, the time that it takes to each species to germinate and process of changing plants for the greenhouse to the nurseries, and later to the areas of intervention.

Among questions and curiosities, these 4 visitors left the greenhouse, getting to know better the plants of the Laurel Forest, their needs and they even took as a gift a Azorean Belt Flower.

Next week there's more!

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