Glenorchy represented in the Tasmanian seed bank

TWO workshops presented by the Understorey Network have provided local gardening enthusiasts an insight into collecting seed and growing plants.

Funded by the Glenorchy Community Fund, the workshops, which were held in March, were open to Glenorchy residents and involved short walks up Goats Hill and Tolosa Park to collect seed from plants native to the area.

Participants learnt how to identify native seeds and when to pick them up and which plants are better grown from seeds and which from cutting.

The volunteers then planted the cutting and seeds at the nursery, which were carefully tended before being distributed through local organisations, the council and by sale to encourage local native plantings in parks and gardens.

The Understorey Network is a volunteer-based organisation that collects and grows Tasmanian understorey plants for re-generation projects.

The network operates the nursery at the top of Tolosa Park and is open every Monday from 10.30-2pm.

A native plant sale fundraiser will be held on Saturday 9 April from 10.30-3pm.

For more information contact Oliver Strutt on 0407 352 479.

Caption: From left, Anna Holan, Bridget Hutchison, Margaret Downie, Amanda Cole, Adriana Taylor, Otto Huber and Steve Wileman.

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