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Neighbourhood plantings

WINTER 2013 PLANTING DATES

13 July – Port Willunga Creek
The trees on Bowering Hill are looking great! This year we need your help to plant a variety of understorey species amongst the trees, as well as riparian plantings to create habitat for butterflies, frogs and native fish.

  • Time: 10am - 3pm
  • Place: North of Aldinga Arts Eco Village (AAEV), off Old Coach Rd (UBD Map 224, A2). Parking available, Market St, AAEV enter off Port Rd, Aldinga
  • RSVP The Million Trees Program or phone 8278 0600

Please bring sun/rain protection, gloves for planting, sturdy footwear, snacks and water. Hot drinks & sausage sizzle provided.

 

Sunday 14 July – Port Willunga Dunes
Volunteers are invited to join us in planting indigenous seedlings to help protect and restore the dunes. 
  • Time: 10am–1pm
  • Place: Meet at the old caravan park site at the end of Star of Greece Road. 
Please bring sturdy footwear and gardening gloves and remember to dress appropriately for the weather. Sausage sizzle provided.
 
This event is run in partnership with City of Onkaparinga and Friends of Port Willunga.
 
 
28 July (National Tree Day) – Maslin Beach Planting Festival

Join in this National Tree Day Event. Stunning views, great food, fun, and prizes to be won! With over 30,000 seedlings to plant we need all the help we can get to help restore this beautiful coastal site.

  • Time: 10am - 4pm (approx)
  • Place: Corner Tuitt and Bowering Hill Rds Maslin Beach. (UBD 215, F11). Follow signs to parking.
  • RSVP The Million Trees Program or phone 8278 0600

Please bring sun/rain protection, gloves for planting, sturdy footwear and water. Hot drinks, snacks and tasty lunch provided.

 

17 August – Onkaparinga River Recreation Park
An open Eucalyptus porosa woodland will be created to provide habitat for the resident kangaroos to shelter under during the day.

  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Place: Onkaparinga River Recreation Park. Enter off Railway Rd, Seaford Meadows (UBD Map 195, P11)
  • RSVP The Million Trees Program or phone 8278 0600

Please bring sun/rain protection, gloves for planting, sturdy footwear, snacks and water. Hot drinks & sausage sizzle provided.  

These events are supported by the Friends of the Urban Forest, SA Urban Forests - Million Trees Program, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure - Planning and Development Fund, and Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges. 

 
PLANTING IN THE SAND DUNESPlanting in the sand dunes 2011

The planting went well on Sunday 14 August 2011, with around 30 turning up and over 300 plants planted.

It was a gorgeous day – perfect, fun and friendly, and now we have all that rain to make sure the dunes stay wet and the plants grow!

The BBQ at the end of all that hard work was fabulous too! Thanks to Jock and Helen from Onkaparinga Council.

The species planted were:

  • Atriplex cinerea
  • Leucophyta brownii
  • Olearia axillaris
  • Senecio lautus
  • Spinifex
  • Lotus australis.
CAFFREY STREETThe 2009 Caffrey Reserve planting day

Neighbours in St Nicholas Ave and Caffrey Crescent get together each month to garden the neighbourhood park known as Caffrey Reserve. About half a dozen households take part with from two to six people generally turning up each month.

A few years ago the park had only trees with no understorey and plenty of graffiti on the fences. Ian Mason and Jenni Bevan started the project in 2006, helped along by a financial grant from the Friends of Port Willunga which paid for the local native plants in the first year, and the advice of Carol Shields from Friends of Aldinga Scrub.

Since then the gardening group has propagated the plants from seeds and cuttings each summer and has planted the seedlings in September. Everyone in the neighbourhood gets invited to the planting and a BBQ is held afterwards to make sure it is a special occasion. Thirty five people turned up to the first planting, with twenty five in each successive year.

'I didn't know that much about propagating natives a few years ago, but now I feel like an expert,' says Ian.

'The regulars all seem to enjoy the special ambience of getting together to help improve the community through gardening, and the cup of tea is very important to us. It adds to the neighbourliness and glues us together.'

Contact: ianmason@chariot.net.au