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 community planting days are running from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 May 2022. All welcome! Register here to attend.
Our project at a glance
- 1,500 native plants will be planted in a local green space.
- Earthworks will be designed and completed to harvest water and enrich soil quality.
- A nature play space and edible food forest will be 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 are currently underway on-site. Our community planting days are running Friday 27 – Sunday 29 May. Register here to attend one or more sessions! All 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.
Join us to plant some annuals at the flowers beds near the Holt Shops! 2 pm on Saturday 2 July 2022. Tea and coffee being provided by Capital Region Community Services. Please dress for the conditions, it may be cold. Bring along a hat, gloves and drink bottle – and wear fully covered shoes. IfContinue reading “Flower Planting 2 July 2 pm”
We will be repairing all the grassy areas across the park that need some extra TLC after the construction of our forests. Pending completion of the last of earthworks and landscaping (including some deliveries of more logs and rocks!) – which can happen when the ground dries. The toilets will also be removed as soonContinue reading “Repair work coming soon”
It has been too wet and muddy to do much more on-site this weekend, but we have now distributed all the mulch from the mulch piles for both the Micro-Forest and Food Forest. It’s looking lovely. We are expecting another mulch delivery this week for the Micro-Forest depending on the weather. We are also graduallyContinue reading “One week old!”
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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