Planting season has begun

Planting season has begun

Planting season has well and truly begun, with the Community Nursery planting out two of the remaining three native plant display gardens in the recent weeks.

On World Environment Day, Friday 5 June, we were joined by an enthusiastic group of home-school students and parents, community volunteers, and council staff and volunteers to establish a display garden within a fenced off (roo-proof!) part of the Valley Lake Conservation Area.

Valley Lake volunteers

Last weekend, on Saturday 13 June, the Naracoorte Scouts helped us plant the Naracoorte North Parklands display garden, with the Joeys using the day of community service towards their special 25 Years of Joey Scouting badge. Council staff, community volunteers, and members of Naracoorte Lucindale Field Naturalists, and Naracoorte Parklands Preservation Association also joined in on the fun.

Thanks for helping out, Scouts!

At each planting day volunteers helped us get about 1000 indigenous plants, including rare and threatened species, in the ground – a top effort from all involved! It will be exciting to see how the gardens grow and change over the coming years, and we hope you continue to enjoy visiting them. If you’re interested you can read more about the gardens here.

What better way to spend World Environment Day?

Rose Thompson