Friends of the Cross-Border Community Nursery Volunteer Profile – Ryan Little

Friends of the Cross-Border Community Nursery Volunteer Profile – Ryan Little

Here at the Cross-Border Community Nursery we really appreciate the work done by our fantastic volunteers, who make up our dedicated group of Friends of the Community Nursery. We’d like to periodically use this blog to shine the spotlight on our volunteers and show our appreciation – after all, the nursery project just wouldn’t keep up without them!

Ryan Little is our longest-serving volunteer and he has put in countless hours in the Nursery since the beginning of the year. Ryan has extensive plant knowledge due to his background in pest plant and animal control from across Australia, and his studies in Horticulture, and Conservation and Land Management.

Having worked in a native plant nursery in north Queensland, Ryan enjoys the challenge of learning about the ecology of our region, and feels passionate about preserving the native vegetation we have left.

Ryan working on some Muntries cuttings (Kunzea pomifera)

Ryan has applied his knowledge and skills to all areas of nursery work, from germination trials to repairing the irrigation system and everything in between. He has also helped out at a number of wetland restoration working bees proving that he is an invaluable jack-of-all-trades!

We’ll be hosting a Friends group barbecue in the near future to show our appreciation for our volunteers and to welcome our new-comers. Stay tuned for more details!

Friends group volunteers are involved in all aspects of running the Nursery, from seed collection, pricking out, and germination trials, to general maintenance, cleaning, and data management. If you have an interest in learning more about native plants, or are looking for something different to keep you busy we invite you to contact us on (08) 8797 8596 and just ask for Rose or Yvonne.

Rose Thompson