Landcare nursery ready to grow in new location
THE Bundaberg Landcare nursery has officially reopened at its new home at the Tom Quinn Community Centre.
The move was prompted after the old site at the horticulture section of TAFE Queensland East Coast in Walker St closed down at the end of last year.
Manager Carol Anderson said, through the hard work of volunteers, the new nursery can continue to provide the community with beautiful plants.
"Staff have been working extremely hard to bring the nursery up to customer ready standard since our move in December," she said.
"We are currently 75% ready but considering all the things that happen in moves this size we are just so
thankful to every one of our volunteers, who just seemed to appear when we needed them, to keep the construction going."
Ms Anderson said many individuals, groups and companies have contributed to the successful transition
including The Gidarjil
Aboriginal rangers, Diggers Soccer Club and Bundaberg Regional Council.
"The Tom Quinn Community Centre staff including Tom Osborne and
Charlie Webster need special mention for assisting Landcare to make the project a reality," she said.
The Tom Quinn Nursery has also been expanding with future joint ventures between the two groups planned to build greater community access to affordable plants in the region.
Many exciting ideas for the future, including making available more flowering bird and bee attracting plants across all seasons, are planned.