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Community Nursery Christmas Break-up Friday 15 December 2023

The end of the year is coming up quickly! Since the Jo Ogier workshop we have been busy on Nursery Volunteer Fridays, producing plants for Autumn. See the article First Responders for the plants we recommend planting first in your project. We also supplied lots of plants for Kowhai Reach for a community planting at the end of October – and attended the Southland Ecological Restoration Network (, Bus Trip in November. Read all about it at

On 18 November we hosted a meeting of Restoration Groups that run Community Nurseries in Southland and Central Otago. People came from as far away as Ohau, Cromwell, Clyde, Wanaka and Queenstown and networked about the challenges of running community nurseries, from fundraising, to working with volunteers, to propagating native plants, to growing Threatened Plants. The group also visited Bushy Point Restoration Project

to see the intensive planting project there and next day to the Oreti Totara Dune Forest -

For 15 December, bring your best baking and we will wrap up for the year, returning on Friday 19 January 23.