Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery Open Day Saturday, 25 May, 10am-1pm.
Open day at the Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery
Inner West Council manages two community native nurseries - Marrickville Community Nursery and Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery. Volunteers at the nurseries use locally sourced seed to propagate local native plant species. The plants are used at Bushcare sites across the Inner West, and in Council’s ecological restoration, parks and streetscapes projects. The nurseries are also open to the public to make plants available for residents to use on their properties.
Local native plants provide habitat for native wildlife. These plants are generally easy to maintain and require less water and care than many non-native plants. Local native plants have adapted to the local area’s climate and other environmental conditions.
Volunteers are essential to the success of both nurseries. Volunteers learn new skills and contribute to nursery operations. Volunteer duties include:
- Seed collection
- Seed cleaning and storage
- Propagation by cuttings and seed sowing
- Tubing and potting
- Pest and disease inspections
- Maintenance of the nursery grounds
If you want to learn more about native species, come along to the Community Nurseries Open Day on Saturday 25 May from 10am to 1pm. Check the details in What's On for Marrickville and Annandale.
The nursery was started by volunteers to propagate Local Provenance Plants to reintroduce into the local area.
We set up on the bitumen on the Foreshore around 1995.
The Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery , was established by the community to propagate native plants for use in community bushcare projects.
Then Leichhardt Council built us a wonderful Nursery. More about the Nursery at http://ramin.com.au/annandale/rbcnn.shtml
There are over 1400 bushcare volunteers in the Inner West and with a Biodiversity emergency our work is now more important than ever.
More about Inner West Council's Bushcare programs at https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/live/environment-and-sustainability/wildlife-and-natural-areas/bushcare-programs