Annual General Meeting 4:30pm 12 December 2015
Time again for the Annual General Meeting. There will be finger food and drinks to celebrate the year. Come along and meet those members you have not seen for a while.
Please get your nominations in for Committee and Trustee positions before the 28 November 2015. Contact the Secretary for nomination forms. These forms were sent to members with a recent e-news.
Urgent! Please return wire trays
As of last Wednesday there was only one empty wire tray at the nursery. If you have any trays and you can return to the nursery please do so asap. This is a recurring problem and we would like to be able to keep up the supply of plants, but the 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.
Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program
Thank you to all those who helped with the Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program on Sunday 22 November 2015. See SOWN facebook page
Grant Success - Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grant
We have been successful in gaining a grant of $17,975.41 for operating and administrative expenses of SOWN and the running of the nursery. SOWN would like to thank and acknowledge the Brisbane City Council, The Lord Mayor and The Gap Ward Office and Councillor Steve Toomey for this Grant that will ensure our continued operation for another year.
SOWN has received a grant of $5000 ex gst from the Gap Ward Office to purchase a new cold room to house our seed bank. Counsellor Steve Toomey has recently signed off on the Suburban Initiative Fund grant that will allow us to purchase a cold room. The coldroom will allow us to expand our seed bank while at the same time reduce our carbon footprint. It is anticipated that the cold room will use less electricity and keep the seeds in more controlled environment than the current three door drink fridge. SOWN and PPNN will contribute the balance of the cost of the new cold room which will be partially offset by the sale of the three door display drink fridge. Some members may not be aware that SOWN was given the seed bank when we took over the nursery from Greening Australia. Both SOWN and PPNN share the collection and use of the seed in the bank.
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.
Save Our Waterways Now offers outdoor volunteering opportunities for corporate groups looking for a great day out.
Planting guides and tips
These resources should help you when choosing the best locally native plants for your bushcare site or garden. You can also visit the "Plants To Plant" section using the site navigation.
FIND YOUR LOCAL SOWN GROUP
SOWN has volunteer bushcare groups working on creek bank restoration throughout the Enoggera catchment including Enoggera Creek, Fish Creek and Ithaca Creek. Look here to find the group nearest you.