We would like to welcome our newest team members and also let you know that a few of our familiar friendly faces have also now moved to different departments and positions within the organisation.
Welcome Suzanne Parsons – Nursery Customer Service Coordinator
Suzanne has previously managed retail and wholesale nurseries, with both exotic and native plants, and is keen to learn more about our native species so that she can educate others in this field.
“I believe in the conservation of our native flora and the benefits of its use in all landscaping environments. I am a firm advocate for soil health and have an organic approach to pest and disease management. When I am not gardening I am identifying plants, insects and birds with the overall goal of turning our grass paddock into a natural habitat for Australian fauna, as well as producing much of my own fruit and vegetables.”
Welcome Sam Heslin – Nursery Propagation Assistant
Taking his interest in learning how to grow his own food, Sam became a volunteer with our organisation at the beginning of 2020, where he was able to experience what Landcare is truly all about.
Sam has now officially become our Nursery Propagation Assistant, helping volunteers and other staff with planting and seeding tube stock, while also keeping plants healthy and well presented for the store. He is also now working towards a Certificate II in Horticulture, under the supervision of Lucas Reid.
Lucas Reid – Stock Control Coordinator & WHS Representative
Lucas has completed qualifications in Horticulture, as well as a Conservation and Land Management Diploma and will be overseeing Sam in his role as the Propagation Assistant trainee.
Shane Litherland – CLS Supervisor
Shane is now taking his knowledge to the field, in order to assist our newest CLS members with their growth and development of this type of knowledge. Shane’s knowledge also stretches to identification and efficient management of invasive plant species.