Nursery Working Bee a huge success

Joanne Youthed reports on the latest working bee down at the nursery, where there’s good things happening! We had a fabulous day at the nursery today, with a great turn out and about 300 plants potted up into PB3 bags!  John and Andrew took 400 plants up to the top of Te Ngahere o TawaContinue reading “Nursery Working Bee a huge success”

Nursery provides plants and assistance to KETE group

The nursery provided some plants (Harakeke, wineberry, Tī Kōuka and Kōtukutuku) to the KETE group on 18th October, organised by Sue Lum.  Joanne Youthead helped Sue with transporting them and laying them out at Greenacres school, with Andrew Liley to help plant. Great team effort and involvement of our local schools in improving our environment/ecosystems!

FOTBR receives Tawa Community Civic award

FOTBR was one of the recipients of this award in the ‘Heritage and Environment’ category. Owing to Covid-19 restrictions, an awards ceremony will not take place, but people have been notified and recipients listed on the Tawa Community Board Facebook page. The voluntary work undertaken by FOTBR, included: the development of a new walkingContinue reading “FOTBR receives Tawa Community Civic award”

Finished greenhouse, February 2021

The new propagation facilities are now in operation. Thanks to Geoff Mills and his team for the hours given in the construction and also to Joanne Youthed and James Wright who are managing the nursery operation. Thanks also to Helen Roper who continues the propagation of native trees in the Tawa College Horticulture facilities. InContinue reading “Finished greenhouse, February 2021”