Volunteering @ KES Nursery

Volunteering at the KES Indigenous Nursery

There are numerous volunteering opportunities at the KES. No prior experience is required as all new volunteers are looked after and trained by other volunteers to ensure confidence and enjoyment by everyone.


Plant Sales

The Indigenous Nursery is open 3 days a week. Two volunteers are required for thee hour shifts each day to look after our customers.

Thursday 10 – 1

Thursday 1 – 4

Saturday 10 – 1

Sunday 10 – 1

Seed Cleaning and Sorting (Our “Seedy Ladies)

A group meets on Thursdays at the nursery to clean and sort the seed collected on Saturdays.

Seed and Cuttings Collection (Our HAGS – Hunters and Gatherers/Saturday Morning Crew)

A group goes out on Saturday mornings from 9 – 11 into reserves within Knox to collect seed and cuttings for propagation.

Propagation

Volunteers participate in seed-sowing, pricking-out and potting during open hours with experienced propagators also meeting on Fridays.

General Maintenance

General maintenance work is carried out by handy volunteers at working bees and on Saturday mornings. This can include anything number of activities including painting, building, repairs and other off jobs.

Gardening

Volunteers maintain our gardens both inside and around the nursery site. They can participate in planning, planting and weeding.

Nursery Presentation

Volunteers help clear sales area clear of fallen leaves and sticks, remove weeds from plant boxes, restock plant name tags and help with general cleaning. These are very important jobs to reduce the spread of moulds and disease amongst our stock.

Leadership Roles

  • Propagation Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Nursery Office Manager
  • Volunteer Roster Coordinator
  • Computer and Database Manager
  • Nursery Stock List Manager
  • Seed Inventory Manager
  • Project for Threatened Species Coordinator


Nursery Sub-Committee

The KES Indigenous Nursery Sub-Committee meets once per month to ensure the smooth running of the nursery and make plans for the future.

The Sub-Committee consists of:

    • A representative of the Knox Environment Society Committee
    • Propagation Manager
    • Facilities Manager
    • Nursery Office Manager
    • General Member

Cover photo by Melissa Allen: Epacris impressa - Common Heath