Our August community “Planting Bee” is planned for Sunday, 16th August 09:00-12:00 at the Main Street entrance to Kalang Park north of the creek – adjacent to number 60 Main Street.
Our photo shows two Wood Ducks steppin’ out together (the male is keeping a respectful distance behind) just over Main Street in Furness Park – wondering when the park over the road will be planted out so they can cross over…
It’s probably the last working bee we’ll be planting in this year – the later ones will be weeding, rubbish collection etc – so if you want to keep track of your own, personal plants in the park, this month is likely to be the last opportunity this year to make your mark.
With any luck, Council will have installed a new seat in the area by then – which we’ll test out with morning tea if it’s ready in time!
Time: 09:00 – midday. Morning tea: about 10:30.
Planned activities: Work will consist mostly of planting out – there’s been extensive weeding and woody-weeding done and, therefore, a compelling need to fill in the gaps with some good indigenous plants. The aim is to enhance the park entrance and boundary with Main Street, to provide habitat and to provide some screening against possible future development of the 60 Main Street site.
Clothing: We recommend sensible clothes for both the weather and the work – long sleeved shirts, long trousers, gloves, hats and work boots. You might also like to consider kneelers or knee pads.
Training/knowledge: None needed – experienced volunteers will be available to help in planting techniques.
Tools: Tools are provided but you are welcome to bring your own to make ours go further or to suit your working preferences. Useful tools are hoes, trowels, daisy diggers and garden gloves.
If you’re unable to plant with us on the day, please join us for a cuppa anyway – at about 10:30.