On December 16 Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack visited the nursery to inspect the progress of a Community Energy Efficiency Solar Grant. This solar system was completed on February 4 and will be most helpful in reducing electricity costs.
The nursery re-elected the Committee of Treasurer - Lorraine Seery, Secretary - Pam Livingstone and Chairperson - Jan Diprose.
Last month, Noel Cartwright (Patron) held a very informative workshop about grafting as a way of propagating plants. Dennis Simpson (Propagation, Maintenance, Watering, Potting Mixer) conducted a successful session about how to take and maintain cuttings.
Weddin Landcare coordinator Melanie Cooper, continues to lend her expertise in writing grant applications. She assists the nursery in placement of orders and with projects.
Autumn is usually the best time for planting - so do take the opportunity to visit the Nursery between 9am-12pm on weekdays when Heather Holzhauser will be able to advise you on suitable native plants for your garden, farm, hobby block or verge.
Volunteers have been extremely busy preparing thousands of plants to fill orders for this season but there are many more, especially eucalypts and wattles that are bursting out of their tubes ready for sale at very reasonable prices.