Yass Landcare Community Nursery set for grand opening

PREPARATIONS FOR GRAND OPENING: Members of Yass Landcare and the Community Garden fill seed trays in preparations for the grand opening on September 30, which attendees will have the chance to plant up some seed trays. Photo: Supplied
PREPARATIONS FOR GRAND OPENING: Members of Yass Landcare and the Community Garden fill seed trays in preparations for the grand opening on September 30, which attendees will have the chance to plant up some seed trays. Photo: Supplied

The Yass Landcare Community Nursery is set to be opened on Saturday September 30 behind the Yass Valley Men’s Shed.

The nursery, a joint project of Yass Landcare Group and the Yass Community Garden, will be a resource for people who would like propagate seedlings for environmental plantings, vegetable gardens and flower beds.

“With a shade house, an automatic watering system, and raised tables for efficient sowing, weeding and thinning, the nursery will be a great place to start flower seedlings as well as veggies,” Yass Community Garden secretary Rebecca Widdows said.

Yass Landcare Group will work with Greening Australia to grow seedlings for big projects such as the Yass Habitat Linkages Project.

The project, funded by the NSW Environmental Trust Bush Connect Program, focuses on the Yass, Gunning, Gundaroo area and will support landholders who wish to plant shelterbelts and increase biodiversity.

The nursery will also be growing fire-retardant species for planting near houses and around other important assets.

“It is so rewarding to plant the seeds and watch them as they come up. It gives you such a good feeling,” Yass Landcare Group secretary Jan Grubb said.

“There will be a plant to take home for your garden too,” she said.

Deputy mayor Kim Turner will officially open the nursery. Everyone is welcome. For more about the nursery:

  • Rebecca Widdows: 0435 583 829
  • Kate Wilson: 0421 816 834.