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Affordable Solar Energy Forum
Find out how to power your business with investor-sponsored solar technology.

The Brisbane West Conservation Network is holding a free community forum on Wednesday 26 April at 6.30 pm at Kenmore Hills.

Everyone is welcome. For details click on the Solar Power image. 

Brisbane Biodiversity Seminar - Conservation in a Changing Climate in Brisbane
The next Brisbane Biodiversity Seminar is coming up and will look at the impacts of climate change on Brisbane catchments and communities.

Time: Tuesday 2 May, 6.00 - 9.00 pm.

Location: Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson Street, Zillmere.
Host: Brisbane City Council.

Arrive at 6.00pm for light refreshments
6.30 - 7.30pm Join Dr. Sam Capon from Griffith University as she talks about the science and strategies of riparian resilience in the face of climate change.
7.30 - 7.45pm Short break
7.45pm - 8.15pm Come and hear about Brisbane City Council's Carbon Neutral Program with Michael Arens.
8.15pm - 8.40pm Helen Moriarty, will share her journey of bushland regeneration and art installations as a Habitat Brisbane site leader, Tuesday Tree Liberators.

Invitations close on 27th April 2017. Please RSVP to Andrew on 3407 0215


SOWN Nursery Stocktake Figures Available
A stocktake of plants (tubestock) in the SOWN Nursery was undertaken on 30 March 2017.

If you would like to see the range of species and numbers of plants available in the nursery, click on the SOWN NURSERY link in the left hand column. Then click on 'Nursery Stocktake March 2017' in the right hand column.

All of these plants are native to the Enoggera catchment and are available free to financial SOWN members.

'This Week by the Creek' - April e-news bulletin
The latest 'This Week by the Creek' e-news bulletin from our partners at the BCC Creek Catchments Program is attached.

It includes upcoming events, training opportunities, grants available and news and information. Just click on the Catchments Program logo.

Arachnids Galore - Congratulations Rob
Long time SOWN member and former director Rob Whyte's spider book is now available. It's called 'A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia (CSIRO Publishing) by Rob Whyte and Greg Anderson. Congratulations Rob.

It contains everything you ever wanted to know about Australian spiders and wonderful photos galore!

You can find out more at www.arachne.org.au and order the book at www.publish.csiro.au/book/6899.

Membership cards are needed to collect plants from SOWN Nursery
The SOWN nursery has become a victim of its own success.

It is clear that a significant number of non-members have been taking advantage of our generosity and making no contribution to SOWN.

Free plants will only be made available to current SOWN financial members, who must present their membership card and member number to take plants or borrow equipment.

Membership cards can be collected from the nursery with proper identification.

Please return your wire trays
If you have any wire trays and you can return them to the SOWN nursery, please do so asap.

This is a recurring problem and failure to return these trays impedes our capacity to grow plants and to supply them to you.

Trays can be left at the nursery gate at any time, they will be cleared by nursery volunteers throughout the week. Please help us to help you. We could buy more trays by implementing a deposit scheme, but this would be an unnecessary inconvenience to you and the nursery volunteers.

Lynn Swan volunteering for SOWN Nursery

Saturday morning nursery volunteers are needed!
We need more volunteers to help staff the SOWN Plant Nursery on a Saturday morning. It's only for two hours every couple of months and it's a seriously great place to hang out amongst the plants. 

Sown Logo

SOWN is a community organisation working to restore the habitats of creeks and waterways in the catchments of Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks in Brisbane's north west.

The SOWN nursery provides plants free to members. Nursery opening hours are as follows:
Saturdays 9.00 am to 11.00 am; and
Wednesdays 8.30 am to 12.30 pm.

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These planting guides will help you choose the best local native plants for your regeneration site or garden. You can also visit the "Plants To Plant" section using the site navigation. 

SOWN has volunteer catchment groups working on creek restoration throughout the Enoggera catchment including along Enoggera Creek, Fish Creek and Ithaca Creek. Look here to find the group nearest to you.