Volunteer Programs

The Master Class Gardeners Program – new program being developed in 2019 for 2020 release

Master Gardener Class programme – help the team provide an in-depth learning experience for the participants and work alongside leading horticulturists during the development and implementation of the certificate program. 

Kitchen Gardens Programme

Enjoy getting dirty and working with KITCHEN GARDEN VOLUNTEERS?

Currently this Green Group is at capacity. Please register your name for future vacancies at members@fbbgsa.org.au

Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens & Sherwood Arboretum (FBBGSA) offers herb and vegetable gardening experiences from March to September each year (may be extended beyond these times in the future). 

This includes traditional plants as well as bush tucker and native plants. BCC staff initiate projects for the FBBGSA volunteers to complete each month and range from planting, weeding, potting up, cultivating, composting etc. Volunteers work in small groups to complete the tasks directed by BCC gardens staff. 

Volunteers engage in the following tasks:

  • pH testing of soils
  • Seed and seedling planting out including potting mediums, fertilising etc
  • Composting techniques
  • Monthly review of growth and impact of pH, sun/ shade conditions and management of local wildlife on the produce – scrub turkeys, cockatoos, “visitors”
  • Preventative strategies to minimize pests and diseases
  • Watering and fertilising options and
  • Team work and value of connecting with like minded people.

The gardens staff are not trained as teachers, carers nor supporters to member needs in their endeavours to gardening. Basic horticultural skills and ability to use tools without supervision are a pre-requisite. This is not a training program. 

Growing Friends

The Friends conduct morning sessions to learn to propagate plants at Mt Coot-Tha Gardens on a monthly basis. Tasks covered in the programme include selecting stock for propagating; time of year; watering; fertilising; different growing media; potting up of cuttings; care when handling and monitoring systems and recording results. 

A Growing Friends nursery is planned to be built in 2019 expanding the projects ability to produce plants for use in the gardens. 

The gardens staff are not trained as teachers, carers nor supporters to member needs in their endeavours to gardening. Basic horticultural skills and ability to use tools without supervision are a pre-requisite. This is not a training program. 

Names can be entered on the waiting list by emailling members@fbbgsa.org.au

2020 Banks & Solander – hosted on behalf of the AAFBG Biennial Conference May 22 – 24. 

 

Where to from here?

Are you a member of fBBGSA? 
Then complete the online registration form on https://fbbgsa.org.au/volunteer-programme/
If you are not a member, please join on-line and then register as a volunteer. 
Training: Volunteers are required to attend the annual ½ day BCC/fBGGSA induction workshop and re-register as a volunteer on an annual basis.
Any questions send a message via email members@fbbgsa.org.au