The Nursery is really the heart of all we do. Therefore, the start of the nursery, really was the beginning of all the environment projects that we work in today.
In the summer of 2012, Kim, and students Peter Lohr, Natacha Sieber and Natsuki Nishiyama, gathered together a few NZ Cabbage Trees and some Flax plants, and leveled out a place to keep them. None of us thought at that stage, that the little nursery we started that day would grow into one holding several thousand plants, all of which would eventually find their way into local conservation efforts.
All of the plants that we grow are New Zealand natives and are eco-sourced. Typically today would see about 30,000 plants in the nursery. Many of them are sand dune plants, and wetland plants, because these are needed in large numbers. We also grow a large number of NZ Kauri and a wide range of other native trees.
Each year we try new and different species and we continue to learn more about seed collection, germination and propagation.
In the early days of the nursery our plants were given away, but as the nursery has grown, that has become impractical and we now sell our plants into restoration projects.