Seed propagation facilities are being set up at the CWCN Centre in Chapel Hill. The intention is to raise native plants local to our catchments area, plants that are otherwise difficult to source. There are many reasons why we need indigenous rather than introduced plants. For instance, our native insects are deprived of their staple food sources. Without native insects there will be effects felt by our Inner West frog, lizard, bird and micro-bat populations. Native plants are much better adapted to our soils and our climatic conditions and survive extremes such as prolonged drought periods better than most exotic species.
Start collecting seeds, get involved with setting up greenhouses, equipment and procedures, all needed to raise local provenance. Tell us about wanting to be part of our new Seed Propagation Group. Our first meeting will take place on 20th April 2016, 10:00am to 12:00pm. We look forward to your participating and your ideas.
Contact us if you have any questions: Phone 3878 4581 or get in touch via our online form.