Breadalbane School sets up native plant nursery

The Breadalbane Public School received a grant over 10 years ago to set up a shade house to propagate native trees and shrubs which they did for many years under the guidance of Brian Cumberland from Greening Australia. After Brian’s retirement and changes in parents and principals the nursery, similar at many at schools around the district,  has been sitting there unused for the  last few years.

The School have continued to be involved in tree planting activities around the district and have started monitoring birdlife at their revegetation sites with Nicki Taws from Greening Australia.

This year they have decided to resurrect the nursery and with the assistance of Lori and Catherine from Greening Australia and Debbie Macpherson from Breadalbane Landcare they have begun by propagating 500 forbs and grasses; including Poas, Dianellas, Lomandras and Hardenbergias.

The Lesson

Learning all about Native seeds with Lori Gould
Learning all about Native seeds with Lori Gould
The GA team brought a whole lot of different seeds to show the students.
The GA team brought a whole lot of different seeds to show the students.
Lori explaining the different requirements of each of the seeds
Lori explaining the different requirements of each of the seeds

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Time to get working:

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The progress

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