The LPLN has been successful in gaining funding to bring 40 melbourne dwellers to visit our landcare groups and get their hands dirty planting some trees. The group will arrive on Saturday 4th September and we will bus them out to 4 locations to plant trees for the afternoon (2000 trees in total). In the evening we are having a function at the Powlett Plains Hall (real country setting) with a dinner and entertainment. All landcare groups are invited and it will be FREE. The aim of the event is to help close the gap between city and country, by giving Melbourne people a hands on experience on local farms. It is also a great way for them to do something positive for the environment. As part of the experience we want to accommodate them with locally on Saturday night. So if you would be willing to put up a person for the night please let me know. On Sunday, we will be having a cruise on the Serpentine Creek at Maxteds and a luncheon, before sending them home having had a memorable weekend with us.
Article by Penny Wall, Landcare Coordinator and Deputy Chair LPLN