Help us 'grow' our Community Nursery

$965 of $5,800 goal
Given by 8 generous donors in 4 weeks

Help us raise funds to set up our fantastic new Community Nursery space - a space for plants and communities to grow.


If you have been involved with any of Reforest Southland’s Planting Days or Nursery Sessions, you will know how passionate we are about plants; collecting seeds, sewing and tending to seedlings until they are big and strong enough to plant out.

Until now our activities have been run from a temporary space, which is limited in size and facilities. The exciting news is that we have a new location available to us, which will provide us with the space we need to grow and engage with more members of the community. Conveniently located in the centre of Lumsden, the hub of Northern Southland, the nursery will be a place for learning and community building, and a place to grow native plants and trees for revegetation projects throughout the region.

Activities will include: Weekly nursery sessions, School groups, Workshops, Presentations, Advice


We have secured almost all the funding we need from MPI, Community Trust South and the Northern Community Board. Your donation will be the last piece of the puzzle needed to get this exciting project underway.


Provide a green hub for the community and a place to gather and collaborate. It will become a space for planting workshops, nursery sessions, schools and community groups to educate and grow.

Provide employment. The Lumsden Community Nursery will employ a part-time Nursery Manager to take care of the day to day running of the nursery, and a part-time Operations Manager to organise planting days, workshops and other trust activities.

Provide FREE plants to local community planting projects. We aim to grow 10,000 plants in our first year. 70% will be donated to community planting projects and 30% will be sold to cover the nursery running costs.

Grow the right plants for our local eco-system. Locally grown plants from eco-sourced seeds will provide the best chance of success, and ensure appropriate biodiversity for the local area.

We need your help - anything you can give will help, please share and encourage your friends to donate too - together we can get more trees growing for our community and make this a reality.

About us

Reforest Northern Southland is a community nursery and reforestation trust, working to help bring native flora and fauna back to the area, and promoting community growth and ecological education.

Use of funds

Any money donated will go towards setting up the new nursery space, including fencing, weedmatting, plant protection, propagation equipment and irrigation. It will also help set up a hang-out and education area for volunteers and visitors to the nursery.

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Community Nursery Fundraising update  5 January 2021

A MASSIVE thank you to everyone that donated to our Community Nursery Fundraising campaign, whether through our givealittle page, our plant raffle, plant sales or direct donations. Every little bit has helped and we are so close to reaching our target. We're still just a few $$ away from our total but we're confident we can raise the last little bit we need.

We'll post another update at the end of the month. in the meantime if you want to help, please share our campaign with your friends and whanau.

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Guest Donor on 02 Dec 2020
Blair on 01 Dec 2020
Christine on 30 Nov 2020
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Peak to Peak Property Services on 29 Nov 2020
Duncan on 27 Nov 2020
Good luck - great venture!

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