About Us



Native Ecosystem Consultancy and Education

Spencer has worked in the native plant, re-vegetation and bush regeneration industries for over 25 years and is passionately committed not only to the preservation of rainforest through various eco-restoration works but also through education. Spencer writes articles about local flora and fauna for various publications and is a workshop and field day presenter for a variety of eco- restoration topics.


 Nursery and Education

Karen is a teacher with over 20 years  experience and a strong passion for environmental education. She continues to enjoy sharing her love for the rainforest with many children and adults. Karen has provided environmental education programs to local schools, including  the Ananda Marga River school and coordinates the monthly BTE professional development workshops. In recent years, she had been the coordinator of the Sunshine Coast Kids in Action Conference – working with local schools to celebrate their positive actions through peer mentoring methods.

Karen’s main aim is to provide customers with a wide variety of healthy native plants and great customer service at both the wholesale Brush Turkey and retail Forest Heart nurseries.

& our fabulous Sam


samfor website_157x200Sam Newman – Administration & Nursery wonder-woman

Sam has been a turkey for the longest time – she was our first team member. Sam has an amazingly broad range of skills – administration and accounts; nursery work, seed collecting, re-vegetation and building/carpentry skills – quite a “Chick of all trades”! Sam has qualifications in small business management.