SOWN Nursery Upgrade Project

Summary and Aims of the project

SOWN received project funding from the State Government in 2018 to upgrade our propagation greenhouse and nursery facilities and support from BCC to extend our lease area. This project was completed in March 2020.

The project provides for better greenhouse facilities for the propagation of local native plants and rare and endangered species. A new and bigger greenhouse, more propagation benches, an improved propagation area, and more sunlight and ventilation will allow the SOWN nursery to increase propagation numbers by more than 20,000 plants per year.

The project will also provide a healthier and safer workplace for volunteers engaged in plant propagation tasks. In particular, the installation of a shade structure over the propagation work areas will provide better heat, sun and rain protection.

Existing SOWN Nursery entrance