N4C's nursery was re-launched in late 2015 and has an increasing stock list of local native plants available for free to Habitat Brisbane bushcare groups. In 2017, nursery volunteers put in over 300 person hours to propagate plants and maintain the nursery. 4750 free plants went out to bushcare sites - thanks to all volunteers for their great contribution!
We collect seed from nearby natural areas, under our permits to collect. We have had good germination of a range of local species and our brilliant volunteers do a great job potting them up. Some seed has also been shared with Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre, and they made their first delivery of plants back to us in February - thanks!
The sprinkler system was fixed in late 2015 and this year our rain water harvest was improved by installing gutter guards on the N4C office roof. In 2018 we will be renewing the nursery work benches. On the topic of water, the nursery is subject to flooding, so we make sure anything which is stored on the lower shelves is lashed down or lashed together so it doesn't make a mess if it goes for a swim!
(To our night time visitors: there are no valuables or cash in the nursery!)
Want to get involved? Attend one of our monthly working bees - check our Facebook page
The N4C nursery is a member of the SEQ Community Nurseries Network.
N4C's nursery is proudly funded by a Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability & Environmental Grants Program Grant from Brisbane City Council.
We thank SOWN nursery for a kind donation of plants.
We are grateful to the students and teacher at Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre for their work propagating additional plants for our nursery.