Raina Emerson, Canberra Regional Meeting

Bill Cady, Anne Felton and Mardi Naulty planning the Bush Food Garden

Landcare at Silver Wattle is now in its fifth year and you can see the results.  Our first plantings around the orchard and campground are now sturdy trees, providing shelter and habitat.  Our paddock plantings are growing up to meet the acacias marching down from the ridges and along the gullies.  It’s Earthcare in action.

Bill Cady and Raina Emerson are leading the Landcare program and implementing a plan developed with Greening Australia.  This spring we have 100 trees to plant and protect.  We will also be caring for previous plantings, developing Waratah’s Peace Garden, and adding to the bush food garden.

Out standing in their field. Raina Emerson, Elizabeth Edwards, Mardi Naulty and Helen Gould break for a chat during weeding

Elizabeth Edwards, elder for Landcare in 2016, writes “Working in the environment is always uplifting and especially so at Silver Wattle.  No prior knowledge is needed.  You learn on the job and work at your own pace.  Tools are provided.”

Children and families are especially welcome at this school holiday time.  Last year the children planted some trees and also ranged over the property, exploring, racing leaf boats down the creek, observing kangaroos and wombats and building forts.

Come along and contribute to Earthcare in a practical way.  Contact Raina Emerson (raina.emerson01@gmail.com) for more information.

Miles Bray and John and Daniel Emerson demonstrate their fearlessness.

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