We have a new location for our Floriade Garden this year, with 800 bulbs to be planted behind the bus stop opposite the Holt Shops on Beaurepaire Cres. This is also one of our entry points to the Micro-forest. A big shout out and thank you to Capital Region Community Services CRCS who submitted theContinue reading “Floriade Garden 2022”
Today’s photos show the progress being made in shaping the forest beds and in the creation of the subterranean water flow trenches which form the water harvesting design. These trenches have river sand and blue stone placed at the bottom before they are re-filled. This trench in the photo below leads up towards the positionContinue reading “Water harvesting trenches”
You’re invited to help us plant the Holt Micro-Forest! We have community planting sessions running across the weekend from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 May. Check out sessions details and register for one or more sessions here All welcome. Please extend this invite to your family, friends and colleagues.
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”
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