Balwyn Primary Shcool and Balwyn Rotary Helping the Environment.
Balwyn Primary School and Balwyn Rotary have worked together to develop a nursery to raise native tree seedlings.
In December 2012, the students with a team of Rotarians worked on a production line to fill trays of tubes with potting mix and native seeds. The Rotarians commented, "The small fingers were much appreciated as the seeds of the wattle are quite small and harder for big fingers to control!" At the end of the afternoon we had sown 2,000 seeds!
The seedlings will be used to replant barren hillsides in the Broadford area north of Melbourne. This will revegetate native wildlife corridors to provide safe passages for wildlife between established habitats and help control soil erosion.
The wattle seeds should be ready to plant out by mid 2013.
The farming community are encouraged by this show of solidarity from the city folk.
We would like to thank Balwyn Rotary for involving us in their Environmental Planting Scheme which has so far provided 700,000 seedlings to revegetate country Victoria.