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The season looks like it has broken and it is the perfect time to get you plants in early!

2019 Native Plant Order Form 

All plants are $1 each. Our Native Plants are available all year around. New plants are becoming available all the time, as they grow in the college nursery, so check for a current plant list later in the year if you plan to plant then.

To order, please contact ngilbert@investigator.sa.edu.au or return the 2019 Native Plant Order Form to the College.

Please share this Order Form with friends and family. All plants are grown by Investigator College students.

Helpful information

Paying for your plants – Please contact Maria and Trudy (Accounts) on 8551 0900 or email finance@investigator.sa.edu.au if you wish to pay for your plants using a credit card, or pop into Goolwa Campus Administration or Victor Harbor Campus Senior School Administration if you wish to pay cash.

Ordering more plants – Please contact ngilbert@investigator.sa.edu.au if you would like an updated plant list. New plants are becoming available all the time. Spread the news. We are very grateful for all orders.

Watering your tube stock – until you plant your plants, you will need to water the plants daily. Keep the plants in a protected location until planting. They will dry out very quickly in the tubes.

Recycling your plant pots and trays – Please return your pots and trays to thee College for recycling when you have finished with them.

Tree Guards – Plant tend to thrive when protected by a tree guard. If you wish to purchase recycled cor-flute tree guards and hardwood stakes Please Email Nat Gilbert ngilbert@investigator.sa.edu.auThey are usually about $3.00 new and can be purchased for $1 each.

Planting in dry conditions – dig a hole as deep as your shovel (about a hole equivellent to half a bucket of water). Fill the hole with water and allow the water to drain once or twice. Plant your plant and ensure a small mound is around it to catch any rain.  You may need to water the plant weekly until the rains have set in.

Why plant native species? Local native species will quite often require minimal watering and are best suited to your local growing conditions. Growing indigenous plants in your garden helps extend patches of native fauna and attracts native wildlife to your garden.

Where do the plants come from? Each year Investigator College students are involved in the propagation of native species at our Currency Creek EcoCentre.
Year 11 students completing the Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management collect seeds and cuttings and nurture these plants as part of their studies in a custom on-site nursery.

What are the plants for? Whilst many of the plants are supplied to farms or local conservation groups for revegetation activities, some of the species are available for sale to the wider community.
These natives (many of which are found locally) are suited to residential gardens on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Where does the money go? Money collected from plant sales is invested back into the nursery program to purchase materials and expand resources.
Plants are supplied as tube stock.

Some plants may be available in pots at $3 per pot.

Please contact Natalie Gilbert on: ngilbert@investigator.sa.edu.au if you have any questions.

*Please check plant list on the website regularly, as the list is updated as plants sell out.

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