The St.Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-operative (SKINC) are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a community Open Day and Spring Plant Sale taking place on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September 2015. An extensive range of native plants will be available, including wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees, a great reason to attract wildlife back to your garden by planting Australian natives this spring.
Why grow native plants? Local native plants have adapted over a long period of time to the specific conditions in which they are endemic, making them best adapted to grow in local conditions and more likely to thrive. Local plant communities naturally provide the most suitable food and habitat for local native wildlife and especially so if a mixture of plants are selected to reflect the balance between the trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that originally occurred before disturbance.
St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-operative is a community run and led nursery that grows and sells local native plants from the sandbelt area of Melbourne (south of the Yarra to Frankston), also known as the traditional land of the Boon Wurrung people. SKINC propagate a wide range of coastal, heathland, woodland, and grassland species to bring your garden back to its natural state.
The nursery offers a variety of services including environmental consulting, seed collecting, contract growing, garden advice, landscape design, landscaping, and garden maintenance. They also sell a wide range of drought tolerant non-local native plants, many of which are fabulous examples of Australian flora.
Come along on Friday 18th September and learn about the wide variety of beautiful native plants available and receive excellent advice and information on planting them. This will be a great opportunity for people to have a look around and observe the propagation process.
Activities on Saturday 19th September will include a bushcraft sensory corner for the kids and a pot plant to take home, as well as informative talks on native plants.
The nursery is open between 10am-4pm.
St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-operative, Port Melbourne