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.
Thank you to everyone who came along on Sunday 25 September to set up the food forest! 🌲🍎 We smashed through it at a blistering pace and everything is now ready for spring. 🌺 We have around 200 plants (around 100 different edible species) across the 5 themed gardens and the pollinator patch. 🐝 AContinue reading “Planting Day at The Food Forest”
Thank you everyone who attended our working bee this afternoon to plant the Native Weeping Grass lawn Microlaena Stipoides. And thank you Mike Hettinger for bringing along the tubestock, grass seed and methodology! The seed will take 2-3 weeks to germinate. There are a few clumps of the plants together to show you what theContinue reading “Thank You Volunteers!”
Winter has passed, the flowers are blooming and the bees are buzzing. It’s time to plant out our community food forest garden! We’ll kick off from 10 am on Sunday 25 September and aim to finish by early to mid afternoon. On the do list:. Weed the site. ⛏️. Plant out our five themed gardensContinue reading “Join us to plant the Food Forest!”
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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