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SOWN Nursery Expansion Project

Summary and Aims of the project

SOWN has received project funding from the State Government and support from BCC to extend our lease area and to expand and upgrade our nursery facilities.

The project provides for better greenhouse facilities for the propagation of local native plants and rare and endangered species. A new and bigger greenhouse, more propagation benches, an improved propagation area, and more sunlight and ventilation will allow the SOWN nursery to increase propagation numbers by more than 20,000 plants per year.

The project will also provide a healthier and safer workplace for volunteers engaged in plant propagation tasks. In particular, the installation of a shade structure over the propagation work areas will provide better heat, sun and rain protection.

Existing SOWN Nursery entrance

Timing

Work on the nursery expansion project is expected to commence in September 2018 and to be completed by March 2019.