Gully group’s first dig of year

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The Tamahere Gully Care group’s first session of the year in the community plant nursery this Sunday (February 6) will focus on potting seedlings and weeding.

Waikato Biodiversity Forum

The first gathering of local, volunteer gardeners at the Devine Road community nursery, adjacent to the community centre, follows the recent release of a report describing Tamahere’s gullies “as a rare but acutely threatened example of a forest and wetland environment that once covered the Waikato.” (Click here for earlier story.)

“With World Wetlands Day on February 2, it will be a good time to look at what plants we have in the nursery that would be suitable for growing in wet places,” says Tamahere Gully Care’s Jan Simmons of Sunday’s session from 1.30pm to 3.30 pm.

Simmons says that next month, on Sunday, March 6, the group will hold its annual seed collection field trip and urges people to diary the event now.

The Tamahere community nursery is supported by volunteers and makes plants grown in the nursery available to local gardeners. Helpers are welcome at the monthly sessions on the first Sunday of each month from 1.30 pm to 3.30pm.

Click here for more information on the community nursery.

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