Shoalhaven City Council Bushcare Volunteer Nursery Open Day
July 28, 2011
Shoalhaven City Council Bushcare Volunteer Nursery is throwing their support behind National Tree Day by hosting an open day to coincide with the national event taking place this Sunday 31 July.
Propagating native plants to be used by Council Bushcare groups, the Volunteer Nursery plays an extremely important role in the restoration and revegetation of local public reserves.
The Nursery, which is located at Culburra Beach, also plays a vital role in the education of the local community to the problems associated with environmental weeds that escape from private gardens.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said the open day will provide a fantastic opportunity for residents to inspect the Nursery and learn more about the important part the facility plays in restoring local reserves.
“The Volunteer Nursery open day will allow community members the opportunity to try their hand at propagating plants and learn more about the entire revegetation process,” said Clr Green.
“Interested participants will be able to inspect the facility and see the roles the workshop, hothouse, shade house, rain water harvesting system and native garden play in the propagation process.
“All of the fantastic work carried out by our local Bushcare Groups wouldn’t be possible without the hard working volunteers at the Bushcare Volunteer Community Nursery.”
“I would encourage all interested resident to take advantage of this open day and consider becoming a member of this wonderful organisation.”
The Volunteer Nursery group meet on the last Sunday of each month from 9am-12pm to propagate plants. Local seed is collected from Bushcare sites for propagation.
The Shoalhaven City Council Bushcare Volunteer Nursery is located at the northern end of Prince Edward Ave, Culburra Beach, adjacent to the Shoalhaven Marine Rescue Centre.
The nursery open day will take place from 9am – 12pm this Sunday 31 July.
For more information please contact Kerry Thompson 043456 6273.