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Issue Number #37
Issue Date Summer 2007
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Title Tolosa Community Nursery and Garden

The Understorey Network , Sustainable Living Tasmania and Kallista Disability Services have combined forces and skills to run the ex-council nursery at Tolosa Street in Glenorchy as a community nursery. The nursery is located in the Tolosa Recreation Park at the end of Tolosa Street, along the fence on the MT Wellington side. There are several shadehouses and sheds on the fenced site, in need of some minor repairs. The consortium has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund to assist with repairs, tools and management of the nursery by a horticulturalist. The site is rapidly improving, with the shadehouses tidied up and filling up with plants.

We have also been successful in obtaining the assistance of a Green Corp team, who will help to remove weeds, plant around the outside of the site, collect seed and propagate plants for projects. A TAFE architecture class are designing and building a wooden deck next to the sheds with an easy access ramp for wheelchairs.

There will be an opening of the nursery in the coming weeks, for everyone to come and have a look at the progress to date.

The nursery is in need of more pots, particularly the standard 6 inch round ones: so empty your garden shed out please. Pots can be dropped off at the nursery on Mondays to Wednesdays; all donations are rewarded with a FREE NATIVE PLANT!


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