Come to a working bee
We hold a working bee and planting morning on the third Sunday of the month at one of our sites where volunteers pull out weeds, spread mulch and plant tube stock. We usually start about 9:30 am. This year we are trying a new system to keep on top of the weeds. We will be operating two sites each Sunday - adopt a site by coming to your favorite or swap around each week
Here’s the proposed list of working bee dates for 2017:
A typical working bees last three hours – from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm – but you don’t have to stay the whole morning.
Put the billy on
Oh, and did we mention morning tea? This is a very important part of each working bee, so if you don’t fancy getting down and dirty with the weeds and tubestock, you could always knock up a batch of scones or boil the billy for the workers.
We now hold a working bee and planting morning on the First and Third Wednesdays of the month at the site adjacent to Johnson Park where volunteers will pull out weeds, spread mulch and plant tube stock. We will meet at the Sideways Cafe for coffee at 9 am.
Mid week working bees will run for around two and a half hours depending how long we chat over coffee.
Join Jo at the Pigott Street site on the second and fourth Fridays of the month for a couple of hours. This is a small friendly group that meet on-site at 9:30am.
If you register with us, we will send out an email to let you of any changes or cancellations due to rain or unforeseen circumstances.
We will also aim to display any cancellations on the website.
Experience is not necessary
Don’t worry if you don’t know which plants to keep and which ones to pull out. There is usually someone on hand you can ask for advice.
What to wear
It is best to wear sturdy shoes, a long-sleeved top and long pants because the ground can be quite uneven in places and the thickets of plants are sometimes spiky. A hat and sunscreen are a must.