Grow­ing STEPS Nurs­ery

More plants and much more va­ri­ety

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

A RE­CENT ex­pan­sion at Caloun­dra’s STEPS Nurs­ery has seen a flour­ish of new stock with a wider va­ri­ety of both in­door and more es­tab­lished plants.

The non-profit nurs­ery re­ceived a grant from the Sun­shine Coast Coun­cil for the ex­pan­sion last year.

The grant helped to con­struct an ad­di­tional shade house al­low­ing the nurs­ery to in­crease the amount and va­ri­ety of in­door plant stock.

STEPS Nurs­ery man­ager Lisa Buck­ley said the newly com­pleted ex­pan­sion came just in time as there has been a re­cent in­crease in de­mand for in­door plants among their cus­tomers.

“We are so ap­pre­cia­tive of the coun­cil grant, the new shel­ter has al­lowed us to dou­ble the num­ber in our range of in­door plants,” Lisa said.

“As well as that, we have ex­tended our space and fur­ther in­creased our range in larger sized plants, th­ese more es­tab­lished plants are suited to cus­tomers that are look­ing to cre­ate an in­stant gar­den or at­tain a cer­tain look.”

All rev­enue from STEPS goes to­wards fund­ing nurs­ery projects de­signed to ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity.

The Sun­shine Coast nurs­ery pro­vides stu­dents, vol­un­teers and peo­ple with a dis­abil­ity with the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pand their gar­den­ing knowl­edge, ex­pe­ri­ence and skills.

Lisa said many first-time

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MORE GROWTH: STEPS Nurs­ery has ex­panded.

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