Working Bee – Sunday, 8th November 2015

Our November community Working Bee is planned for Sunday, 8th November 09:00-12:00 in Blacks Walk – we’ll mainly be finishing off mulching beds adjacent to the Laburnum Primary School fence, behind the Scout Hall if Council provides the mulch and doing some weeding nearby if there’s time.

This will be our last Working Bee for 2015!  The 2016 working bees will commence in April or May depending on conditions.

Part of the area to be mulched was weeded by LPS Grade 4 students in late May.  Now it’s time for final weeding and  mulching to suppress weed growth and also to keep the soil cooler and more moist over the coming hot months.

Time: 09:00 – midday.  Morning tea: about 10:30.

Location: adjacent to the Laburnum Primary School fence:

wb map school fence

Planned activities: Work will consist mostly of weeding and mulching to maintain a previously planted area.

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.  Dust masks are needed for those handling mulch.  Bringing your own water to drink and sun-screen as needed are recommended.

Training/knowledge: None needed – experienced volunteers will be available to help.

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 wheel-barrows, mulch forks, daisy diggers (for recalcitrant weeds) and garden gloves.

Parking: Parking should be available in the car park adjacent to the school and Scout Hall or over Pakenham Street in the car park adjacent to the Blackburn Bowls Club.

If you’re unable to work with us on the day, please join us for a cuppa anyway – at about 10:30.

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