CRISP News

Our next Monday Morning in Reserves outing will be revisiting BJ Hubbard Reserve – Evelyn Road Ringwood North (Melways 49 G4) on Monday 1st December. B J Hubbard reserve is 7 hectares in North Ringwood which has remnant bush containing some locally rare plants and significant species and revegetation areas. If you would like to join us we will be meeting in the carpark at 9am and then spending some time exploring the reserve and doing some hand weeding as we go. Tools and morning tea will be provided please wear sturdy shoes and bring your own gloves.

 

This Saturday November 27 is the final Saturday opening for 2014 we are still well stocked with a good range of plants and are offering some special prices this weekend to reduce the amount of stock we hold over summer. Plant sales will be continuing on Wednesdays and Fridays during volunteer sessions over summer.

 

There are currently roadworks being done in Greenwood Ave and some detours have been set up but we have been assured that access to the site will be available throughout the process which may take a couple of weeks.

 

We have at the nursery some samples of A4 prints of the botanical art work of Ruth Jackson featuring local species. These have been block mounted and ready for framing and are available to order for $40 each. Some of the prints available are Pattersonia occidentalis, Dianella laevis, Pterostylis nutens, Eucalyptus goniocalyx and Arthripodium milleflorum.

 

Our End of Year celebration BBQ will be held at the nursery on Saturday 13th December from 12pm – 3pm. BBQ and drinks will be provided – bringing a salad or sweet to share would be appreciated. RSVP by 5th December if you are planning to attend.

 

Over the Christmas period volunteer sessions will continue as usual except for December 26th which is Boxing Day.

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We will be meeting Heathmont Reserve cnr Waterloo and Cuthbert Street (Melways 63 J 1)  on Monday 3rd November at 9am until 12pm. We have been concentrating on weeding through a patch on the corner of Sunset Drive and Cuthbert Street and discovering some great remnant understory plants. It has been a great way to get to know the local reserves and help preserve some of the precious remnant bushland. If you would like to join in meet onsite, bring some gloves and wear some sturdy footwear. We will provide morning tea and tools.

Warranwood Reserve committee of management are  having an evening bbq and working bee on Friday 14th November from 6pm until dark all welcome – for details phone Margaret 9876 3094 or email WarranwoodRes@hotmail.com .

 Our local Botanical Artist, Ruth Jackson, who produces the work that is used in the cards we sell at the nursery, will have artworks on display at the ‘Art of Botanical Illustration’ at Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive Melbourne from 25th Oct – 9th Novwww.rbgfriendsmelbourne.org

Maroondah Festival will be on Sunday November 9th in Croydon Town Park from 10am – 4pm

We will continue to be open for Saturday Sales through November from 10am – 1pm. We are still well stocked with a good variety of plants. We also sell plants through the Sales Area on Wednesdays and Fridays during volunteer times – see below.

This year’s Christmas gathering for members, volunteers and friends will be held on Saturday 13 December from 12 pm.

Come join us at CRISP Nursery, 17 Greenwood Ave,  Ringwood.

We will supply the BBQ and soft drinks but please bring a salad or something sweet to share.

If you can come please RSVP to the Nursery by 28 November.

Contact us on crisp@melbpc.org.au or phone 9879 3911.

Looking forward to seeing you there and celebrating another great CRISP year!

Annette & Stephanie

CRISP Nursery Inc

17 Greenwood Ave

Ringwood 3134

9879 3911

crisp@melbpc.org.au

http://www.crispnursery.org.au/

Wednesday & Friday 9.30 – 12.30

Saturday 10 – 1 (March – Nov)

CRISP News

Monday Mornings in the Reserves   This coming Monday Morning, May 19th, 9am – 12pm, we will meeting at the Kalinda Urban Forest – Behind Kalinda Primary School (Melways 50 C 1). Enter from Marcia Close if driving – walkway entrances are in Berkley Rd, Mundara Way and Holyrood Crescent. We will be targeting woody weeds in this reserve. Please bring your own gloves –  tools and morning tea will be provided.

 
Seed Cleaning Evening – our next seed cleaning evening will be in the tea room at the nurseryWednesday May 28th from 7pm – 9pm. Supper included.
 
Save the Date – General Meeting – Our general meeting will be held on Thursday 17th July at the Maroondah Federation Estate at 7.30pm. The guest speaker for the evening will be Graeme Lorimer speaking about the role of indigenous nurseries in conserving locally threatened plants.
 
National Tree Day – will be on Sunday 27th July & Schools Tree Day Friday 25th Julyhttp://treeday.planetark.org check the website for opportunities to get involved.
Our sales area is well stocked and open during the hours below – please note that all purchases through the Sales Area are cash only.

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Please note that the nursery will be closed on Anzac Day this Friday 25th April. We will be open for Sales on Saturday 26th.

Autumn Planting Sale – on Saturday 3rd May from 10am – 1pm. 10% discount on all plant purchases for one day only. If you would like to help publicise this event by distributing flyers or putting up a poster in the local area please contact us at the nursery for material.

Monday Mornings in the Reserves will be taking place Monday 28th from 9am -12pm. We will be working along the Taralla Creek East Ringwood preparing a bed for planting at the end of Teak Ave (Melways 50 F 11). Please bring your own gloves – morning tea will be provided. The next Monday Morning will be at Cherry Reserve – at the end of Strathfield Parade – Croydon, on Monday 5th May where we will be having our first planting morning of 2014.

Mullum Mullum Festival takes place over the first 2 weekends in May and includes a great range of walks, talks and interesting activities within the MullumMullum Valley. Programs are available to download http://mullummullumfestival.org.au/  or can be picked up from the nursery.

 

CRISP Nursery Inc

17 Greenwood Ave

Ringwood 3134

9879 3911

crisp@melbpc.org.au

http://www.crispnursery.org.au/

Wednesday & Friday 9.30 – 12.30

Saturday 10 – 1 (March – Nov)

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Monday Mornings in the Reserves will meet this Monday, April 7th, 9am – 12pm at HE Parker Reserve, Heathmont Rd (the first carpark after The Greenway) Heathmont (Melway 64 C2). Please ensure you have sturdy footwear, suitable clothing for the weather conditions and bring some gloves. All tools and morning tea will be provided.

Easter and Anzac Day – there will be no volunteer sessions or plant sales on Good Friday – April 18th or Anzac Day April 25th  . We will be open on Easter Saturday April 19th for Saturday Sales from 10am-1pm. Please note that all sales are cash only.

Open Garden – Diane Cummin who is a member of CRISP will be showing her garden as part of the Open Garden Scheme it is a Habitat and Productive Garden at 4 Mowbray Court Doncaster East 12th and 13th of April from 10am-4pm. $7 entry http://www.opengarden.org.au/regions/vic_calendar.html

Advertised Sale – Our first advertised Sale for 2013 will be on May 3rd. If you would like to help with distribution of promotional material please contact the nursery

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 We are beginning a new initiative starting this Monday – October 21st. We will be meeting in one of the reserves in the local area to work on bushland regeneration activities. The work will initially involve gentle hand weeding around some of the remnant vegetation and will be followed up with some re-vegetation. We will be working with Maroondah City Council Bushland team in identifying, protecting and enhancing some of the valuable local vegetation communities.

 The first session will be held at Heathmont Reserve (Enter via Waterloo St Melway 63 J1) 9am – 12pm. Tools and morning tea will be provided, bring your own gloves. As this work will be outdoors in the bushland please have sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

These sessions will run if there is light rain however, if there’s lightning, high winds and hail they will need to be cancelled. If you would like to join us please let us know by return email. At this stage we are looking to hold these sessions fortnightly, if you would like to be added to the ‘reminder email list’ please let us know.

 Newsletter – we are now collecting articles for our November Newsletter if you have anything that you would like to submit for the newsletter, it needs to be emailed to Linda lhibbs@ihug.com.au by October 30th

 Christmas Party – save the date – This year our Christmas Party will be held at the nursery to celebrate our 20 years of operating on this site. It will be on Saturday December 7th from 12 noon. Further details will be available closer to the date.

 CRISP T-Shirts – The committee of CRISP have been working on a Polo/T-shirt for supporters of the nursery – a copy of the design and size chart will be available at the nursery over the next week. The initial print run will take place in Early November and the cost will be approx $10 – if you would like to see a design of the T-Shirt and the sizing please contact us and we will forward the details.

Our sales area is still well stocked with lots of plants that have spring flowers on display. Our opening times are below. Please note all sales are cash only.

Stephanie & Annette
CRISP Nursery Inc
17 Greenwood Ave
Ringwood 3134
9879 3911
crisp@melbpc.org.au
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~crisp/index.html
Wednesday & Friday 9.30 – 12.30
Saturday 10 – 1

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 Seed Cleaning and Seed Sowing evening

Wednesday 7th August from 7pm – 9pm. Starting at 7pm we will be preparing seeds that have been collected for storage, sowing some seed trays and sharing conversation and cake. Let us know if you can join us for this productive evening.

 AGM is coming up on August 16th.

CRISP members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting which will be held on Friday 16th August at 7.30 pm at Maroondah Federation Estate (32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood).

You will hear from the President and Treasurer about the activities and developments at CRISP over the last 12 months, followed by a vote on changes to the CRISP Constitution and an election of Committee members.

 As part of the CRISP 20th birthday celebrations we have invited speakers to talk about the history of the nursery.   Ken McInnes, a founding member, will recall the early years and how the nursery was set up with community involvement.  Brad Curtis will also discuss the nursery’s beginnings plus bushland conservation in Maroondah.  Many of our members will remember Brad from his tireless efforts as the Council’s Bushland Coordinator.   Andy Parsons will interview Brad and host a Q&A session during which you will be able to share your memories.

 Membership Renewals Due

All memberships are due for renewal from July 1st. To be eligible to vote at the AGM your membership will need to be current. You can renew in person at the nursery, at the AGM, by sending a cheque with your renewal information to CRISP Nursery PO Box 706 Heathmont 3135 or by direct deposit BSB 033 044 Account number 149422 (Ensure you put your name in the details section so we can update your membership)

 Spring Planting Sale (and Working Bee)

September is Biodiversity Month and to help play our part in increasing local biodiversity we will be having a Plant Sale on Saturday September 7th 10am – 1pm. If you would like to help by distributing promotional flyers in your local area please contact us at the nursery.

 Open Garden

Our Guest Speaker at last years AGM, Rob Henry is holding an Open Garden as part of the Victorian Open Garden Scheme on 10th and 11th August from 10am – 4.30pm, 3 Eugenia Crt Boronia  – Cost $7 per personhttp://www.opengarden.org.au/events/vic_events.html#vic-winter

 Nature Walk –Loughies Bushland

Cecily Falkingham – well known naturalist and bush enthusiast will lead a gentle exploratory walk through Loughies Bushland and an opportunity to lean the history of this reserve. Saturday 24th August from 2.30 meet at the main entrance in Kubis Drive (Near Werac drive) North Ringwood – detail 9870 8126

 We are open for Plant Sales every Wednesday and Friday from 9.30 – 12.30 and Saturday from 10am – 1pm. The Sales Area is well stocked with a great variety of plants in tubestock and 6” pots. Please note plant sales are by cash only unless prior arrangement has been made.

CRISP Nursery Inc

17 Greenwood Ave

Ringwood 3134

9879 3911

crisp@melbpc.org.au

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~crisp/index.html

Wednesday & Friday 9.30 – 12.30

Saturday 10 – 1