The Two Wells Community Nursery may only be a little over 12 months old but the facility has contributed around 4000 native seedlings to the regions’ coastal program this year.
A variety of grasses, shrubs, trees and ground covers have been planted with the help of volunteers at sites across the Adelaide Plains Council region, many of them coastal.
Last month volunteers from the nursery together with APC staff, planted more than 500 plants at Two Well’s Tangari Reserve.
These plants had been grown from seed at the nursery, near APC’s depot in Two Wells, and accounted for 50 percent of the seedlings planted as part of council’s coastal conservation program this winter.
APC coastal conservation officer, Warrick Barnes, said the nursery was shaping up to be of great benefit to council and the broader community and was doing exactly what volunteers had hoped it would; providing locally grown plants native to the area for use within the region.