By Neil Wilson

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Regular visitors to the Wallum Action Group (WAG) Community Nursery know that the opportunity to pick one or more of the plants that are on display has always been limited to only three hours each weekday but, following a recent decision by the dedicated volunteers who operate the nursery, garden enthusiasts will now have an extra nine hours each week to select from the extensive range that the popular nursery has to offer.

Featured image(top): The Community Nursery has an extensive range of plants on display

As well as being open an extra hour each weekday (closing at Noon instead of 11 am), the Bribie Community Nursery will also soon be opening from 8 am until Noon each Saturday for the convenience of their customers and WAG President David Wearne pointed out that the decision to extend the opening hours was seen as essential to cope with the ever-increasing flow of customers that the nursery has been experiencing.

‘We now have extra time to provide better service to our valuable customers and also take care of the many tasks associated with the operation of the nursery,’ he said. David also made reference to the addition of a very modern hothouse which will enable all year round growing facilities on the premises.

In other news from the Wallum Action Group, a unanimous decision at the recent AGM resulted in former President John Ward being made a life member in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the organisation and the community. The Bribie Island Community Nursery is situated on First Avenue (next to the Orchid House) and is operated by the volunteers of the Wallum Action Group.

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WAG President David Wearne preparing for another busy day at the nursery

All profits from plant sales are used to support a range of worthy causes within the community and in the past, this has included donating defibrillators to various organisations, funding the training of a service dog, purchasing diabetes pumps and much more.

Anyone who would like to either find out more about what the nursery has to offer or perhaps enquire about becoming a volunteer should visit the nursery or call 0407 699 953. New opening hours are from 8 am until Noon each weekday and, as of Saturday 5th October, 8 am until Noon on Saturdays.

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