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Annual planting day with Ithaca Creek State School
Our annual planting day with Ithaca Creek State School students and parents will be held on Saturday 19th October. Hoping to go bigger and better than last year, with a mass edge planting by the Dean St footbridge.
We will start off with a debrief at the Dean St car park in Red Hill. Then we'll hop across the bridge and get planting. Around the 11am mark we'll head back to the shady picnic bench where we will have some morning tea waiting. You're welcome and encouraged to bring a plate to share!
Date: Saturday 19 October
Time: 8.00 am to 12.00 noon
Where: Car park at the end of Dean St, Red Hill
Leader: Murray Oke
Bring: hat (very important!), drinking water, gloves, closed in shoes.
Photo shows a community planting with Ithace Creek State School students in 2005.
SOWN Life Member Dawn Whyte died on 16 September aged 92 years.
For the last 10 years Dawn has been the coordinator of SOWN's Saturday morning nursery roster. SOWN President John Abbott said organising the roster is a tough job but Dawn took on the role with good humour and great efficiency.
"Dawn made a huge contribution to SOWN and she was very deserving of the Life Membership which she received last year," John said.
At the October meeting of the SOWN Management Committee, a condolence motion was passed thanking Dawn for her outstanding service to SOWN. The motion was passed by acclamation.
SOWN Nursery Stocktake - 31 July 2019
A stocktake of plants (tubestock) in the SOWN Nursery was undertaken on 31 July 2019. Stock numbers are generally down in mid-winter and the nursery was holding 12,608 tubestock plants.
If you would like to see the range of species and numbers of plants available in the nursery at that date, click on the heading above. All of these plants are native to the Enoggera Creek catchment.
'This Week by the Creek' eNewsletter - June 2019
An eNewsletter from our partners at the BCC Creek Catchments Program is attached for your information.
It contains information and updates about creek activities and events across Brisbane, training opportunities and grants that are available.
Please have a look at it by clicking on the above heading or image.
SOWN Saturday Morning Volunteers Needed!
How much fun can you have on a Saturday morning? ... Plenty, by volunteering at the SOWN nursery!
We need you to help staff the SOWN 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.
As well as chatting to members and helping them collect plants, there are plenty of tasks for volunteers like pricking out, washing tubes, weeding and watering. But if you want to sit in the sun and read the news, that's fine too.
There are two volunteers rostered on. New volunteers are paired with an experienced person to show them the ropes.
Don't delay, email SOWN today at firstname.lastname@example.org to go on the roster
SOWN turns 25 years - History book launched on 24 March 2019
SOWN celebrated its 25th year of caring for Enoggera catchment in March 2019.
SOWN commissioned ToadShow (Anne Jones and Rob Whyte) to produce a history of our activities and achievements from 1994 to 2019. The history is now available free to download as an eBook - see right column.
The SOWN history book was launched on Sunday, 24 March at the Old Newmarket Bowls Club, close to some of the original SOWN plantings.
Over 100 long-term and new SOWN members and friends attended and the SOWN 25th Anniversary history book was launched to great acclaim.
No-dig Bush Regeneration - Ko Oishi
No-dig bush regeneration and how can we regenerate native vegetation safely on contaminated soils?
A copy of Ko's presentation on trials at Northey Street City Farm given at our recent member's meeting on 29 September is attached. Click on the above heading to open.
Impacts of Proposed Mt-Cootha Zipline - Peter Hale
What are the environmental, noise, traffic and other impacts of the proposed Mt-Cootha Zipline?
A copy of Peter's presentation at our member's meeting on 24 June is attached. Click on the above heading to open.
Join SOWN and Live Forever? - Dr Andrew Galbraith
What are the health benefits and risks of working in the SOWN Nursery or on revegetation sites?
A copy of Andrew's presentation at our member's meeting on 15 April is attached. Click on the above heading to open.
To download and view the SOWN 25th Anniversary history book click here
Please have patience, the ebook is large and colourful and may take up 30-60 seconds to download.
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.
FIND YOUR LOCAL SOWN CATCHMENT GROUP
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.