Nursery Operating Hours, Christmas and New Year 2015
The Nursery Volunteers have recognised the need for continual maintenance of our plants and will be active during most of the break. The nursery will be open for the following hours over the break:-
Saturday, 26 December 2015 Boxing Day - CLOSED
Wednesday, 30 December 2015: open 9am to 11:30am
Saturday: 2 January 2016: open 9:30am to 11:30 am
For the traditionalists: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
For all the rest: have a good holiday
The Best Christmas Present you can give to SOWN is to return wire trays
As of last Wednesday there was only one empty wire tray at the nursery. If you have any trays and you can return to the nursery please do so asap. This is a recurring problem and we would like to be able to keep up the supply of plants, but the failure to return these trays impedes our capacity to grow plants and to supply them to you.
Trays can be left at the nursery gate at any time, they will be cleared by nursery volunteers throughout the week. Please help us to help you. We could buy more trays by implementing a deposit scheme, but this would be an unnecessary inconvenience to you and the nursery volunteers.
New Cold Room Arrives
Our New Cold Room has arrived and we are happy. Thanks to a BCC Suburban Initiative Grant obtained through The Gap Ward with the help of Cr Steve Toomey we can replace the three door fridge that currently holds our seed bank. We can improve our seed bank by increasing capacity, maintaining a constant environment and lower cost with increased efficiency of insulation.
Brian Hallinan and Geraldine Knapp were invited to be Patrons of SOWN and to mark their acceptance they we presented with acknowledgments of role at the AGM. Both have served SOWN for many years and remain active life members of SOWN.
How much fun can you have on a Saturday morning?
We need more volunteers to help staff the SOWN Plant Nursery on a Saturday morning. It's only for two hours every couple of months and it's a seriously great place to hang out amongst the plants.
Save Our Waterways Now offers outdoor volunteering opportunities for corporate groups looking for a great day out.
Planting guides and tips
These resources should help you when choosing the best locally native plants for your bushcare site or garden. You can also visit the "Plants To Plant" section using the site navigation.
FIND YOUR LOCAL SOWN GROUP
SOWN has volunteer bushcare groups working on creek bank restoration throughout the Enoggera catchment including Enoggera Creek, Fish Creek and Ithaca Creek. Look here to find the group nearest you.