A chance to win plants for your next Landcare project!
Posted on 24 August, 2022 by Jacqui
Landcare groups of the Mount Alexander region – we want to hear from you!
We are delighted to announce a giveaway as part of our Rapid Response Landcare Recovery project.
We encourage local Landcare groups to enter for a chance to win 50 plants and protective tree guards and stakes to use on one of your projects.
To enter please answer this question in 100 words or less:
‘How would 50 plants and guards add value to one of your Landcare projects?’
Please respond via comments on this blog, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on this post on the Connecting Country Facebook page. Make sure to identify your Landcare group in your response.
Competition closes Wednesday 31 August 2022.
This competition is only open to Landcare groups within the Mount Alexander region of central Victoria.
Our Rapid Response Landcare Recovery project was made possible due to the generosity of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and their commitment to supporting the restoration and protection of sustainable environments across Victoria.
The McManus Rd Reserve was one of Barkers Creek Landcare & Wildlife Group’s earliest projects, where, along with cleaning-up the rubbish, masses of Cape Broom 2 metre high were removed. Now, whilst almost completely free of Broom (though Periwinkle constantly needs removing), it is in desparate need of the re-introduction of a diversity of under storey plants. So, together with an increasing number of ‘new’ Barkers Creek Landcare members who live in McManus Rd (and see this site as their local I.M.B.Y project – In My Back Yard), the provision of 50 assorted native plants and guards would be a huge boost and encouragement for them to continue their work to rejuvenate the creek to its former glory for the local community.
Golden Point Landcarers are using the eco-friendly system of replacing a ghastly gorse plant with a gorgeous “good” plant in the Chinamans Point area to show what a difference one small act can make to the health of our local bush. Hand weeding of emerging gorse plants in subsequent years becomes easy to manage leaving larger gorse plants to heavier treatment.
Victoria Gully Landcare has been steadily revegetating the gully, in semi-urban South Castlemaine. During Covid lockdowns, kids have created a mountain bike park on the western side of a stand of tall yellow box, flanking the gully. It’s a great use of the space, but needs plants around it to connect the reveg plots … 50 would be ideal…. Plus guards, to deter the resident roos. Thank you!
Muckleford Landcare has a new project coming up, where landholders will be connecting up to, and enhancing, significant roadside vegetation. Having an extra 50 plants and guards to give to a landholder could ‘fill a gap’ in some-one’s roadside veg.