Our next Monday Mornings in the Reserves outing will be Monday 7th March we will be meeting on Croydon Hills Drive near Mari Terrace (Mel 36 G9) at 9am. We will spend the morning exploring the reserves around Yarrunga Community Centre and Candlebark Walk. Please bring gloves – morning tea and all tools 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 by March 23rd

Do you have any tubes that need to be returned to the nursery?

 Maroondah City Council Events

Join us at Warrien Reserve for an evening of free activities to encourage kids (and their families) to get outdoors and have fun.

The event supports The Wild Network — a growing worldwide movement of people on a mission to bring nature back into our lives.

Some of the activities on offer will include:

  • a free sausage sizzle
  • bush cubby building
  • mini beast and worm exploring
  • bushfire damper making
  • nature scavenger hunt
  • walking tour of Warrien Reserve at 7pm
  • animal spotting at 7.45pm.

So, come and join in the free activities with us at Warrien Reserve!

Date: Friday 4 March
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Warrien Reserve, Warrien Road, Croydon

Earth Hour is a global environment movement uniting people to protect the planet.

You are invited to our family friendly Earth Hour event onSaturday 19 March 2016.

Join us at Maroondah Federation Estate from 6.45pm for lots of activities and entertainment.

The places we love — love our local gardens

This year’s Earth Hour theme is The Places we Love and we’re celebrating the gardens we love – both our back yard food and native plant gardens.

Bring family and friends and participate in nature and garden based activities.

Date: Saturday 19 March

Time: 6.45pm to 9pm

Venue: Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood

RSVP: to or phone 9298 4261.