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March 2011

SOWN has lots of activities planned this month

Is it March already? SOWN has two events this Sunday for Clean up Australia Day. So come along and do your bit at either Woolcock Park Red Hill or Banks Street Reserve Newmarket. Details below.

Plus we have a huge community planting on Saturday 26 March on Fish Creek and on Sunday 27 March an Ithaca Intact workshop launching the book The Creek in Our Backyard.

The SOWN Nursery is crying out for seeds and specialised volunteers. In particular we need seed for Poison Peach Trema tomentosa and Green Kamala Mallotus claoxyloides. All SOWN seed collectors are reminded to read the Code of Practice for the Taking and Use of Protected Plants which can be downloaded from our Seed Collecting page.

Our regular Nursery seed processor Helen is not available for the next few months so we need someone to fill in urgently. Plus we need a handyperson to manage the loans and maintenance of big equipment. Interested? Click on the SOWN Nursery link below.

Clean Up Australia Day logo Clean Up Australia Day - Red Hill

Please come along to help SOWN members and local residents clean up the Woolcock Park section of Ithaca Creek. Both litter and weeds are our...  

Clean Up Australia Day logo Clean Up Australia Day - Newmarket

Please come along to help SOWN members and local residents clean up Banks St Reserve. Both litter and weeds are our priorities and SOWN members...  

BRAIN Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information Nework Fish Creek rainforest planting

The challenge is to plant 2000 plants in 2 hours. So we need your help on 26 March. The site runs 400 metres long by 40 metres wide from Lochinvar...  

Brisbane Boys Grammar School crest Brisbane Boys Grammar planting on Fish Creek

The day after the community planting at Glenella Reserve with BRAIN and local residents, Brisbane Grammar Boys will be working on the site. As...  

Creek in our Backyard cover Creek in our Backyard Workshop

Ithaca Intact is running a community workshop from 9am-1pm on Sunday 27 March especially aimed at landholders with a creek in their backyard. Our...  

Lomandra seedlings SOWN Nursery

You don't need prior experience to volunteer at our nursery. If you have an interest in plants, the environment and like the social aspects of...  

Seeds Seed collecting

SOWN and Ithaca Intact have permission to collect seed from native vegetation in bushland and natural area reserves managed by Brisbane City Council...  

Mallotus seed Mallotus claoxyloides (EUPHORBIACEAE) Green Kamala, Smell of the Bush

A small tree or shrub to 8m in dry rainforest from the Richmond River in NSW to the Iron Range in North QLD and westward into the very dry...  

trema seeds Trema tomentosa (ULMACEAE) Poison Peach

Shrub or small tree, evergreen, young branches pubescent, to 6m useful in revegetation. Produces canopy quickly which can be "lifted" by trimming the...