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Sustainability and the Environment

Sustainability and the Environment

Local Indigenous Nurseries

There are many ways you can help care for our local native flora and fauna. Planting Indigenous (locally native) plants in your garden is a great way to attract local wildlife such as insects and birds. All of the species planted on the City of Greater Dandenong community planting days are indigenous species. Such plants are adapted to the local environment so are drought tolerant, provide food and shelter for local fauna and are representative of local character.

There are a number of nurseries where you can purchase your own local native plants. See the Indigenous Flora and Fauna Associations Indigenous Nurseries website for a list, but here is a few local indigenous nurseries.

  • GreenLinkSandbelt
    A community based, non-profit indigenous plant nursery
    587 Heatherton Road, Clayton South
    www.greenlinksandbelt.org.au

  • Carrum Indigenous Nursery Inc
    Volunteer run nursery that propagates plants indigenous to the former Carrum Carrum Swamp area
    Learmonth Reserve, cnr Learmonth and Thompson Roads, Patterson Lakes
    www.carrumindigenousnursery.com.au

  • Friends of Braeside Park
    This friends group is actively involved in seed collecting and plan propagation.
    Lower Dandenong Rd, Braeside
    www.braesideparkfriends.org.au