Apace Nursery: Websites for not-for-profit organisations

WordPress Websites for not-for-profit organisations – Mad Hat MediaThe client: Joann Heta and Ann Forma, from APACE Revegetation Nursery, are leaders at the environmental community organisation in North Fremantle. APACE having been in operation since 1983 and provide innovative programs for a sustainable environment for the surrounding community. APACE functions as a revegetation nursery supplying local Australian native plants, comprehensive bushland revegetation and regeneration services with a seedbank. They also provide natural landscape architectural design and education courses. APACE also runs the oldest community gardens in Perth.

APACE Revegetation Nursery – Websites for not-for-profit organisations

The Challenge: APACE Nursery approached Mad Hat Media after gaining a government grant to revamp their 10-year-old website to a current one. They desired a new website that would allow for

    • Better functionality, ease of access
    • Mobile responsiveness
    • Online Suburb locator map
    • Online Nursery with a wish list for customers

APACE needed an easy to use and navigate, community friendly website, reflecting who they are as an environmental community in North Fremantle.

The Outcome: The team at Mad Hat Media combined modern yet timeless graphic design elements to create a WordPress driven website using the APACE brand identity with matching colours and overall feel of the revegetation nursery.

Large call-to-action elements were placed on the homepage and throughout the site for easy navigation. Every page is accessible from the homepage with doorway buttons. Professional photos taken by Mad Hat Media’s photographer add a nice updated feel to the website.

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The website has been built with a database of over 280 species in their nursery catalogue, sorted by genus, habits and seasons. A keyword search function allows for plants to be sorted by flower type, colour etc. This functionality is very easy to use not only by the user, but also by the APACE team as they are able to add or update species, information and details per plant.

The Suburb Selector was custom built for the website and allows users to find their suburb in order to determine the existing soil types. From there users can choose native plant species from APACE that will thrive in their area.

An imbedded membership form has been added to the website for ease in becoming part of the APACE community with less paperwork and keeping unnecessary paper usage down. Everything is online and environmentally friendly.

The website is mobile responsive with all pages and functions accessible. Multiple areas have been included for site visitors to send APACE a quick message with questions they may have. 

The APACE Revegetation Nursery website is an impressive example of a community driven website with non-complicated database search functions and easy to access information.

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WordPress Websites for not-for-profit organisations – Mad Hat Media can help.

Get in touch with Mad Hat Media to talk about your website requirements. We specialise in working with start-ups and small to medium businesses in Perth and take pride in delivering stunning websites to competitive prices with excellent customer service.

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