• Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

Cascades Nursery – video

Cascades Nursery – video

Cascades Nursery focus on growing trees

This is a video about tree grower Mandy McCorkindale and how she and her husband propagate, grow and sell 300 different trees at Cascades Nursery at Batlow, New South Wales. It shows footage of their activities in various parts of the nursery as she outlines the advantages of buying advanced trees that have been hardened to the weather for at least 12 months, demonstrates stages in the growing process, and describes the range they offer. She tells how she likes selling direct to the public who visit the nursery and can see the trees growing in display gardens. The video runs for 2:01 mins and in the final sequences she speaks of her love of working outdoors and urges anyone thinking of a career in horticulture to try working in as many different nurseries as possible to see which aspect of the industry they prefer. The video ends with five discussion points for students.

Cascades Nursery – Transcript (1.7MB) 
Cascades Nursery – Transcript (183KB)
 

Keywords

plant cultivation, operations management, work, companies, productivity, trees, horticulture, careers