VOLUNTEERING

planting-crewVOLUNTEERS are always welcome.  Please use the form below if you’d like to come and play on our hills.  Previous volunteer efforts have helped us do much more than  we would otherwise have been able to, and enjoy it more!

2017 PLANTING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

JUNE

LITTLE TRIANGLES – Hoping to build and plant up ten tiny enclosures on “Adnamira” which will extend connectivity out into the pastures.  Up to five additional enclosures on “Esdale”  will be created as time permits. (DONE)

ROCKY KNOLL – filling a strategically placed rocky knoll on “Esdale” with around 100 mixed shrubs and trees.  Possible date – last weekend in June.  (DONE).

JULY

WINDBREAK/ CONNECTION – Our major project for 2017.   It will need 650 trees, connecting an existing windbreak with a gully, rocky knoll and nearby remnant trees.  We will break the planting into a number of days. (DONE)

AUGUST

Leftovers Planting – probably 2 easy days of about fifty trees each on Adnamira and Esdale.  Possible dates – Sunday 13 August, Sunday 20 August .

SEPTEMBER- NOVEMBER

As we will be fully mulched (yay!), we will be  managing our existing plots,  stripping old covers, surveying for weeds and hunting about for interesting spring plants.  I’d like to do some direct seeding of wattle and bursaria seeds in a couple of not-very-accessible spots.

If you’d like to join our wonderful team please contact using the form below.

For planting – bring sturdy boots and trousers.  Dress in layers as Canberra weather can be chilly in the morning but bright and sunny by midday.  The grass may be wet.  Gloves are a good idea if you don’t want to get your hands dirty.  If you have equipment such as mattocks or garden trowels, that’s useful too.

 We’re planning to do half days with volunteers, from 9am until 2pm to allow for watering.  We will provide a morning snack, and lunch within that time.   

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