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Volunteers needed to help Nardoo Nursery flourish

Nardoo Nursery volunteers
Nardoo Nursery coordinator Anne Davies said the growth in the nursery meant they needed extra volunteers to get their hands to dirty and help in a variety of ways, including propagation and weeding.

Nardoo Nursery is looking for a variety of volunteers to help the not-for-profit gardening organisation flourish.

The popular nursery located at Community Lifestyle Support was formed after years of hard work to create a fully functioning nursery.

Nardoo Nursery coordinator Anne Davies said the growth in the nursery meant they needed extra volunteers to get their hands dirty and help in a variety of ways, including propagation and weeding.

“We will have a much bigger nursery opening in the coming months,” Anne said.

“There is a need for volunteers in both the nursery and the gardens.”

Volunteers working in the nursery area could expect to help wash pots, assist with propagation and would often be working around a table, while volunteers in the garden would assist with pruning, weeding and fertilisation.

Anne said the different areas needed people with different skills, and the volunteers would each be taught on site.

“They don’t need to have a background in horticulture or anything like that,” she said.

“We are happy to teach as they go, as long as they have an interest.

“It’s really a great way to learn new skills also.”

She said the Nardoo Nursery volunteer roles were all Centrelink approved, which was good for people looking for local volunteer roles.

“All they really need to have is a Blue Card or are willing to obtain one,” Anne said.

Nardoo Nursery continues to grow

Nardoo Nursery has been transformed over the last three years and now has designed garden areas and planned landscapes.

Earlier this year it opened its doors as hundreds of local plant enthusiasts swarmed the local nursery looking for bargain.

“Nardoo Nursery supports people with a disability to engage in our community,” Anne said.

“All the money we raise through our plant sales goes back to Community Lifestyle Support.”

Anne said the Nardoo Nursery open days were held on the third Sunday of the month with the next event held between 8am and 2pm on 18 July.

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