We would not exist without the amazing support of our volunteers - below is a list of ways you can help!
We also provide plants and support to other groups who take on the planting and management of sites on public land throughout the Wakatipu. We work closely with DoC and QLDC to negotiate planting sites. We’d love to hear from you, your business, community association, community group or school if you are interested in taking on a site.
For more information please contact our Operations Manager, Karen O'Donahoo - email@example.com
Ways You Can Volunteer:
We are thrilled to re-open our nursery to our volunteers from Wednesday 20th May. Our winter hours are Wednesdays 10am-1pm. Covid-19 Guidelines:
- Registration is essential, max 10 people. Please email to register
- Bring your own gloves
- Bring your own mug/cup and hot drink for morning tea
- Do not attend nursery if you are sick
Due to Covid-19 Restrictions causing the cancellation of our autumn planting days, our plants in the nursery will be spending the winter in their pots. However, we are excited to announce our Spring Planting Days:
5 Sept - Whitechapel
12 Sept - Bush Creek
19 Sept - Lake Hayes South
26 Sept - Mill Creek / Slope Hill
More information will be sent via email and posted to our Facebook page closer to the events.
We are always in need of skilled volunteers to help in other ways e.g:
Jean Malpas Community Nursery
Located in a corner of Jardine Park, Kelvin Heights the Jean Malpas Nursery is the cornerstone of the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust. It is aptly named after long-time local Jean Malpas who famously had her finger in many community pies in the Wakatipu and left, as an eduring legacy, a trust dedicated to environmental projects. This is what has funded our nursery and we are extremely grateful for her foresight and generosity.
We buy small seedlings from Pukerau Nursery in Southland and are now propagating a large number of our own from locally sourced seeds and cuttings.
We welcome volunteers to join us in our regular potting up sessions on Wednesdays. These sessions are drop in style, a great way to meet new people and learn more about our native plants!