Blue Banded Bee

Writing about nature workshop - filling up fast!
The first workshop on Saturday 10 February is full and a second one has been organised for Sunday 11 February!

Have you ever felt like writing a poem or a reflection about nature after seeing your newly propagated seedlings emerge, or working on your bushcare site, or seeing a blue banded bee resting like this one?

The Creek Catchments Program of BCC is inviting SOWN members to attend a workshop on nature writing.

Dr Inga Simpson will take participants on a creative writing journey, helping develop and refine writing skills for the purpose of capturing nature and landscapes in a range of forms.

Date: Sunday 11 February 2018
Time: 9:30 am start to 4:00 pm
Location: Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, Chermside West.

Registration is required. Please RSVP to as soon as possible as spaces are limited. This is a catered event.


SOWN Nursery Stocktake - December 2017
A stocktake of plants (tubestock) in the SOWN Nursery was undertaken on 13 December 2017. The nursery was holding 23,217 tubestock plants.

If you would like to see the range of species and numbers of plants available in the nursery at that date, click on the heading above. All of these plants are native to the Enoggera Creek catchment. 

New SOWN President and Management Committee Elected
At the SOWN AGM on 9 December, a new President and Management Committee were elected.

John Abbott has replaced Leo Lee as SOWN President. Members thanked Leo for his leadership, inspiration and good humour over the past three years.

The full list of SOWN office bearers and Management Committee members is as follows:
President - John Abbott
Vice President - John Perkins
Secretary - John Rohde
Treasurer - Derek Simpson
Committee members are: Leo Lee; Mick Bruhwiller; Di Glynn; Kerry Williamson; Peter Hale; Pru Gibbs; Chris Galbraith; Andrew Galbraith; Steve Toomey and Samantha Penman.

Congratulations to all.

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

It includes grants you can apply for, upcoming events, training opportunities, and news and information. Just click on the Catchments Program logo.

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 9.00 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.