Call for more hands to dig-in at plant nursery
The return of warmer weather has prompted the City of Greater Geraldton to call for volunteers to help out at the community nursery.
Volunteers take part in a range of work including seed collection and sorting, plant propagation, and transferring fledgling plants into pots to be used in various revegetation projects.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said no previous experience or knowledge was needed to become a volunteer. “Nursery staff and other volunteers will teach you everything you need to know and provide you with the skills to successfully grow a wide variety of native seedlings,” he said.
Mr Van Styn said the community nursery and its volunteers were instrumental in caring for and enhancing Geraldton’s bushland.
“This year the volunteers set a new plant production record when they grew 33,000 seedlings, the majority of which have been planted along the Chapman and Greenough rivers and the City’s coast,” he said.
The City will hold a Community Nursery Open Day and morning tea on Wednesday, October 25, where anyone interested can receive a tour of the nursery and learn about growing native plants.
“Members of the community will be able to see all the good work being done to prepare the nursery for next year’s growing season,” Mr Van Styn said.
“Those who choose to volunteer at the community nursery will be able to come along to the plant propagation workshop for volunteers being held in November to learn all the tricks of the trade.”
Anyone wanting to attend the open day must register by calling Wendy Payne on 9956 6600.
The community nursery is located at 31 Adelaide Street, Waggrakine.
Volunteers from Geraldton Community Nursery celebrate the arrival of spring.