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Combined Nurseries celebrate National Tree Day
SOWN members and the general community are invited and urged to come along to our Combined Nurseries National Tree Day.

Date: Sunday 31 July 2016, from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Location: SOWN Nursery and Paten Park Native Nursery and surrounds, 57 Paten Road, The Gap. Follow the road into Paten Park to the end.

Don't miss our National Tree Day celebrations as there will be talks, displays, demonstrations and wildlife - something for everyone young and old. Also a BBQ and good coffee. Come along to this community event and bring your family, relatives and neighbours.


How to grow a tiny forest anywhere?
Deb Knott has passed on the link to this fascinating TED talk by young Indian entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma.

The group he is involved with is called Afforestt and you can find out more about them on their web site at www.afforestt.com.

Have a look at the attached video and you will be inspired to grow tiny (or BIG) urban native forests!

Please Renew Your SOWN Membership
Now is the time to renew your membership of SOWN or to join if you are not a member. Membership for 2016/2017 is due for renewal on 1 July 2016.

Your membership is vital to SOWN as it is our only source of funds outside of grants.

Financial membership of SOWN entitles you to many benefits, including: free plants from the nursery; the ability to borrow tools and equipment; access to other SOWN resources and plant information; and an incentive to become more involved in nursery and planting activities.

Please click on the RENEW or JOIN buttons below in the right hand column to act on this now.

New 'This Week by the Creek' Newsletter
The new 'This Week by the Creek' May/June newsletter from the Brisbane City Council Creek Catchment Team is attached.

It includes coming events and training and funding opportunities for catchment groups.

If you want to follow up on items, please contact the relevant groups or the BCC Creek Catchment Team. See BCC contact details at the end of the newsletter.

Please return your wire trays
If you have any wire trays and you can return them to the SOWN nursery, please do so asap.

This is a recurring problem and failure to return these trays impedes our capacity to grow plants and to supply them to you.

Trays can be left at the nursery gate at any time, they will be cleared by nursery volunteers throughout the week. Please help us to help you. We could buy more trays by implementing a deposit scheme, but this would be an unnecessary inconvenience to you and the nursery volunteers.

Lynn Swan volunteering for SOWN Nursery

How much fun can you have on a Saturday morning?
We need more volunteers to help staff the SOWN Plant Nursery on a Saturday morning. It's only for two hours every couple of months and it's a seriously great place to hang out amongst the plants. 

Sown Logo

SOWN is a community organisation working to restore the habitats of creeks and waterways in the catchments of Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks in Brisbane's north west.

The SOWN nursery provides plants free to members. Nursery opening hours are as follows:
Saturdays 9.00 am to 11.00 am; and
Wednesdays 8.30 am to 12.30 pm.

us to your followers!

SOWN has volunteer catchment groups working on creek restoration throughout the Enoggera catchment including along Enoggera Creek, Fish Creek and Ithaca Creek. Look here to find the group nearest to you. 




These planting guides will help you choose the best local native plants for your regeneration site or garden. You can also visit the "Plants To Plant" section using the site navigation.