Monday Morning in the Reserves – 22nd Feb

We will be meeting at 9am in Mahon Reserve – enter from Powrie Crt North Ringwood (Mel 49 K2). This is a linear reserve running betweenOban Rd and Tortice Drive that we have not explored before so we will be looking around and undertaking some hand weeding. If you would like to join us please bring your own gloves, all tools and morning tea will be provided.

 Notice of CRISP Nursery AGM

Thursday 17th March 7.30pm

Room 3 Maroondah Federation Estate.

 32 Greenwood Ave Ringwood

The CRISP President and Treasurer will share the activities and developments at CRISP since our last AGM. This will be followed by an election of Committee members (nomination forms available from the nursery), a presentation from our guest speaker Brian Bainbridge and supper.  Cards and prints featuring local species by Botanical Illustrator Ruth Jackson will be available for purchase on the night. Cards $4 each, Prints $15 unmounted $40 mounted.

BRIAN BAINBRIDGE is an Ecological Restoration Planner investigating the Victorian Volcanic Plains and has worked for many years with the Merri Creek Management Committee.

He retired last year as President of the Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association and has had an award winning suburban garden. This indigenous garden attracted a diversity of wildlife and was a valuable habitat link to nearby bushland.

His topic for the AGM will be, “Pollination Pathways- Plant Conservation”. This topic is very relevant to the sustainability of our environment and a reminder of the significance of growing local plants.

In other news

We are starting to collect information and articles for the next edition of the Nursery Newsletter. If you have any articles, photos or interesting observations that you would like to contribute please contact the nursery or the editor Linda on

The first seed cleaning evening for the year will be on Wednesday 24th Feb at 7pm in the tearoom at the nursery. Supper will be provided.

The Sales Area reopens for Saturday Sales every Saturday from March 5th from 10am – 1pm