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Community Involvement

May 7th, 2012 by

Gone Native are actively involved with the local environmental community. We work very closely with the Macleay Landcare Network and Hat Head Dune Care.

Jamie is currently supervising the monthly Dune care volunteer days at Hat Head, and is being funded by Macleay Landcare to provide community education on native plant propagation techniques.

Gone Native is also employed at times to run bush tucker days with local schools. These days are used to educate our local kids about the large variety of native food trees in our area, how to identify them, and give them some good practical ideas on how they can use them.

The kids have a great time tasting the food that is in season and it really opens their eyes to how delicious our native food trees can be.

If you are interested in any of the community based projects or would love to involve your school in environmental activities, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

 

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South Kempsey Community Gardens

May 7th, 2012 by

Macleay Landcare Network is funding Gone Native to spend 1 day a week at the South Kempsey Community Gardens to educate school students, volunteers and interested members of the community in native plant propagation techniques.This includes seed collection days.

Early this year Jamie along with Landcare volunteers erected a shade tunnel and propagating area on the Community Gardens site so all involved can have a great pratical area to hone their propagating skills by growing  native plants found in our area.

The plants are then used for local Landcare Projects, community planting days such as National Tree Day, and council run beautifiying Kempsey projects.

We believe that sharing knowledge and involving the community in environmental activities gives all a sense of ownership and pride in their local area.

 

 

                              

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Rotary Park – Jerseyville

April 24th, 2012 by

In 2004, a portion of riverbank at Jerseyville was revegetated with native riverbank species by South West Rocks Rotary club, thanks to funding through an EnviroFund grant.

In 2011, Macleay Landcare Network received further funding through their Revegetating the Macleay project, and engaged Gone Native to provide over 2000 plants for the revegetation of several sites in the Jerseyville area.

One of these sites was an extension of the now established planting that took place in 2004.

Gone Native worked along with the local GreenCorps team, members of the SWR Rotary Club, and Landcare volunteers to prepare the extension site (weed eradication and mulching) and plant nearly 500 new plants.

 

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