Native plants will be on sale at community nursery open day

THE Fraser Coast Community Nursery will open its doors to the public next month on Thursday, June 6, from 9.30am to 1pm to help celebrate World Environment Day.

Entry is free and guests will be treated to tours of the nursery, hands-on gardening advice and a free cuppa and light morning tea.

FCRC community environment program officer Tina Raveneau said native plants would be on sale and guests were also invited to participate in a composting workshop.

"Council has recently become part of the Compost Revolution program to encourage more people to live a more sustainable lifestyle," she said.

"As part of the program people can learn how to compost properly including trouble-shooting common problems.

"Fraser Coast residents can also purchase their own compost bins at a reduced rate through the Compost Revolution program and have them delivered to their door."

Councillor for community health, education and training Robert Garland said the Compost Revolution program has proved successful in a number of local government areas across Australia.

"It's a great initiative," he said.

"We've also approached local businesses to get onboard and promote their products including compost bins and worm farms as part of the program.

"People across the Fraser Coast are really starting to embrace sustainable living practices and this is a great way for even more residents to get involved."

The community nursery is behind the Urangan Community Centre on Elizabeth St and parking can be found on Elizabeth or Miller Sts.

For more information on the community nursery open day, phone Ms Raveneau on 1300 794 929.

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