On Monday 16 May we held our Micro-Forest kick off meeting on-site with Edwina Robinson from The Climate Factory and Paul Totterdell with JT4 Garden Service. Earthworks start this week! Machinery will be on-site to implement the water harvesting design and shape the Micro-Forest planting beds.
Please watch out for death caps in the park. They are highly toxic. There are quite a few growing under the oak trees around Boyle park at the moment. This picture from the ANBG website shows the key features to look for to identify a death cap: white gills, membranous skirt, cup-like structure at theContinue reading “Watch out for death caps!”
The temporary site fence is setup to keep the community safe during the establishment of the water harvesting trenches. It has been established with space for the earthworks machinery and vehicles to move around the micro-forest footprint – so the fence outline is quite a bit larger than the actual micro-forest footprint will be. ParticularContinue reading “Micro-Forest fence is up!”
Our Bush Foods and Indigenous Culture Workshop on this Saturday 7 May had booked out very quickly. However, three spare tickets have just become available after some ticket cancellations. The session is capped at 25 people and tickets are essential. You can read more about it and register here.
Holt Micro-Forest and Food Forest volunteers and supporters are invited to join us for this Bush Food and Indigenous Culture workshop facilitated by Tyronne Bell of Thunderstone Aboriginal Cultural Services and Adam Shipp of Yurbay. The workshop will be held on Saturday 7 May from 2-4 pm at the Holt Micro-Forest site. This workshop isContinue reading “Bush Foods and Ngunawal Culture Workshop”
One of the rewards from our crowdfunding campaign in June 2021 was Native Apple Berry Seeds (Billardiera scandens). A few community members got together in early August 2021 to learn about smoke water treatement and to plant the seeds. These seeds sprouted and have grown into healthy seedlings, ready for planting in our park inContinue reading “Native Apple Berry Billardiera scandens”
Pending final approvals, our earthworks for the Holt Micro-Forest are set to commence on 16 May. The first of our community planting days will be held on Saturday 28 May and Sunday 29 May. Work on the Food Forest may be able to kick off in April or early May. Watch this space for moreContinue reading “Save the Dates!”
Thank you everyone who attended our Additional Volunteer Induction Session – ACT Urban Parks Program this morning, and to Allan and Jane from the ACT Government for facilitating the session. Don’t forget – you can register as a volunteer for access to insurance at formal events, training, personal protective equipment and tools. All the linksContinue reading “Volunteer Induction Session”
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