A community initiative to build a Micro-Forest, food forest and nature play area in suburban Holt in 2021-22.
The Holt community is creating a Micro-Forest, food forest and nature play area within suburban Holt in 2022. Our crowdfunding campaign ran throughout June 2021 and together we successfully raised $25,060 for our project. We have also been successful with two grant submissions. Our first community planting days ran from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 May 2022. We are now setting up our monthly working bees for the first Saturday of every month from 2-4 pm. All welcome!
Our project at a glance
- 1,500 native plants have been planted.
- Earthworks were designed and completed to harvest water and enrich soil quality.
- A nature play space and edible food forest are being woven into the landscape design.
- The community are involved in all stages including site selection, design, planting and maintenance.
Time frame, budget and location
We kicked off this project in March 2021. We have undertaken fund raising, analysis, design, consultation and approvals!
Earthworks and planting have been completed, and we are now setting up our monthly working bees for the first Saturday of every month from 2-4 pm starting in August 2022. Everyone welcome!
We are funded through our crowdfunding campaign, business sponsorship, grant funding and other fundraising activities.
The location for our Micro-Forest and Food Forest is the Boyle Place Playground (opposite the Holt Shops across Beaurepaire Crescent).
We are working with the Traditional Custodians of Ngunawal Country to establish our park with an Indigenous name, reflective of the history of this area and the journey of our community.
Hi everyone! With the ongoing rain and mud we are postponing the Monthly Working Bee. Date TBA. We are trying to minimise damage to the wet and boggy forest ground. Apologies for any inconvenience again. Looking forward to seeing you sometime soon.
As part of the ACT Government’s Adopt A Park program we have some funding this year for signage around the park. The type of information we envisage for the signs includes:• Ngunawal Language Park Name• Acknowledgement of Country• Ngunawal history and cultural significance of this area• Landscape designs and park map, park description• Description ofContinue reading “Park Signage Ideas”
Our working bee has been postponed to Saturday 13 August 2 – 4 pm, given the muddy conditions. All this rain has left the rocks and logs sparkling clean, and the dry creek bed is full! It looks amazing but the ground is soft and muddy. We don’t want to damage the landscape, in theseContinue reading “Working Bee Postponed”
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and honour their continuing connection to land, water, culture and community. We pay our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the Elders of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, on whose land we live and work. We pay our respects to all First Nations peoples and acknowledge their deep knowledge of the earth.
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