Swallowtail Nursery is a portable horticulture disability service dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities. Our mission is to empower people with disabilities by engaging them in portable workshops throughout Southeast Queensland.
Nathan, the owner of Swallowtail Nursery, has been in the Horticulture industry for over 14 years, During this time Nathan became aware that people living with a disability can often fall under the radar when it can to employment opportunities. With the introduction of the NDIS, people like Nathan can now access services which were previously not available. We here at Swallowtail Nursery provide people living with a disability to experience training opportunities in a nursery setting, which may lead to future employment opportunities in Horticulture. With Nathan’s experience and knowledge, he is able to help people like himself to come out of their shell and experience how nature is so good for the human body.
We specialize in helping clients by creating opportunities to have a hands-on, immersive experience in a nursery setting. Endless studies have supported the benefits of the outdoors and connecting with nature, from the improvement of physical health to evidence of relieving stress and anxiety. There is a biological drive that beckons us to ‘return to nature’. Our programs will guide participants through every aspect of nursery-life, learning to plant, grow, care for, and sell plants, whilst also nurturing connection and relationships.
Swallowtail Nursery is dedicated to assisting you in achieving your goals. If you have ever encountered someone who told you, "You can't do that!" let us demonstrate otherwise. We are committed to providing the necessary support and guidance at every stage of your journey. We understand the importance of taking things at your own pace, and we will patiently show you everything you need to know to establish your very own garden. Our primary objective is to prioritize your needs and ensure your success.
Nathan has been collaborating Coolum Community Garden Project - Coolum Common to create the first ever wheelchair wicking beds designed in Queensland, and made with the help of the Coolum Men's Shed. We are almost there, with the ground work completed stage two will be completed soon!! Keep your eyes on our page for more photos and updates on the open day! For further information please contact Nathan on 0491 874 075.
Thank you to the following:
Trevor Bartholdt from the Sunshine Coast Council
Daniel Mcgough from the Sunshine Coast Council
Cheryl Pattison & everyone on the committee of the Coolum Community Garden Project - Coolum Common &
Warren and his team at the Coolum Men's Shed.
Without all of your help we wouldn’t be here today! Thank you
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