By Bulimba Creek, May 27 2015 09:29AM
On saturday 23rd of May, B4C were honored to host a special Communities Nursery event at our Sustainability Centre in conjunction Brisbane Catchment Network, SEQ Catchments and the SEQ Regional Landcare Facilitator, an initiative of the Australian Governments Department of Agriculture. The topics of the day covered a lot on information about setting up and growing a community nursery. Guest presenters were:
* Phillip Moran - Noosa and District Landcare Group. The group runs three community nurseries and produces more than 100.000 plants per year.
* Leigh Weakley - Volunteer Nursery Supervisor at B4C since 2014. Leigh has a wealth of plant knowledge and brings the best out of the volunteer run nursery team.
* Paul Ryan - Paten Park Native Nursery in the Gap. Paul has taken a leading role in the recent formation of the nursery following the departure of Greening Australia from the site.
A concluding panel session featuring the speakers along with representatives from other Brisbane community nurseries followed to share experiences and ideas about the future. Overall, the day was a huge success with over 20 participants who gained great opportunities for networking and collaboration.