If you would like to make a valuable contribution to the conservation of rare and threatened plants of our region, why not volunteer at our nursery, located in the beautiful Vansittart Park, Mount Gambier?
Nursery volunteer duties vary depending on the time of year and your skills and interest. Spring and summer is when we do the bulk of our seed collecting for the following year’s orders. At this time of year you could join us as we head out to the bush to collect seed material from targeted species in a sustainable manner, and then help us dry, process, and store the seed. Sowing can take place all year round, depending on the species we are growing. Other nursery tasks you could be involved with include general maintenance, weeding, transplanting, and pot washing.
The nursery supplies plants for revegetation efforts in our focal region, mainly on NGT’s own properties.
The level of commitment required can be flexible to meet your needs, varying from occasional or one-off assistance, through to more regular volunteering. Whether you have a background working with native plants, or are just looking for something hands-on and meaningful to do with your time, we would love to hear from you!