What is the Plant Foster Project??

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    Ros Bowyer
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    The Urban Wildflower Corridor, sponsored by WA Native Gardens, will pay you to care for our rare and endangered WA wildflowers at your home.

    How does it work?

    We teach you how to take a small seedling or plant and plant it into a larger pot that is especially suited to our WA wildflowers at our regular community workshops with other ‘Plant Foster Parents’.

    Once you have the idea, we supply you with the plants, appropriate potting mix, benches, pots and everything you need to care for your selected plant species.

    Every 2 months, you ‘pot up’ 20 – 40 plants using the materials and plants we supply and the method we’ve shown you.

    Once the plants are at least 2 months old, you bring the plants back and we pay you $3 – $10 per viable plant.

    There are a few important conditions.
    * You must be a Custodian of the Urban Wildflower Corridor (annual registration fee is $25 for first year, $20 thereafter).
    * We need a bond of $750 (which can be paid over 3 months) to cover us giving you the benches, plants and everything you need. This is refundable at any time you withdraw from the program and return everything to us.
    * You need to have enough space in the sun for the plants (10 – 20 square meters), and be able to water the plants twice a week.
    * You need to love having spectacular plants around your house, and being visited by lots of small native birds!

    It’s a great way to get to know more about our rare and endangered plants, and be paid for your time as a Plant Foster Parent.

    Submit an application and register for our next workshop on how to become a Plant Foster Parent with the Urban Wildflower Corridor supporting you every step of the way.

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