Pacific Island Nursery Training WorkshopAmerican Samoa, July 2012
Diane Haase (Western Nursery Specialist) in partnership with JB Friday (University of Hawaii, forestry extension) conducted a Pacific Island Nursery Training Workshop in American Samoa in July 2012. The purpose of the workshop was to help the forest nurseries in American Samoa produce healthy seedlings for reforestation, native forest restoration, agroforestry, riparian/coastal land stabilization, and urban beautification.
Topics included planning, plant propagation, nursery design, pest management, and outplanting success to meet their short- and long-term goals for environmental, economic, and social benefits. Attendees were genuinely pleased to increase their knowledge of quality plant production and look forward to applying new techniques and practices.
Additional workshops are planned for 2013 in Guam (and will also be for nursery and reforestation personnel from Palau and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) and 2014 in Majuro for the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.