Sunday, June 26, 2016

Working bee - planting near Delta Street 26 June 2016

Sunday Working Bee Report - 26 June 2016

We planted lots of grasses and some shrubs in the bush area just below Delta Street.  The soil was quite moist after the recent heavy rain so punching holes with the Hamilton tree planting tools was easy.

As always, we finished with morning tea and a good chat.

Our next working bee is Sunday 31 July (also National Tree Day) so come to the park to help with some planting and enjoy the free BBQ lunch provided by the City of Boroondara to participants.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Fungi Foray tour in South Surrey Park on 21 June

Please come along to our Fungi Foray on Tuesday, 21st June. 

Geoff Lay will be leading us and it will be at the same time and place, meeting at the Information Board in South Surrey Park at 10.00 a.m

It is always fascinating to hear what Geoff has to tell us about the many types of fungi hiding in our urban bush. Bring along your little mirrors, hand lenses and fungi identification books to make the experience even better.

2015 Fungi Foray in South Surrey Park

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Working bee - mulching near the little bridge 29 May 2016

Sunday Working Bee Report - 29 May 2016

We spread mulch next to the two paths that lead down to the "little bridge".

These areas are being prepared for National Tree Day planting that is coming up on Sunday 31st of July 2016.

As always, we finished with morning tea and a good chat.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Canterbury Primary School grade 4 students visit South Surrey Park

Canterbury Primary School grade 4 students visited South Surrey Park on a community engagement project during November and December 2015.

The first visit was a tour of the park provided by the Friends of South Surrey Park, including the history of the park, many of the indigenous plants and the possum, bird and bat boxes.

On their second visit the students did some weeding and learnt the differences between common weeds and the many indigenous plants.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Tuesday Toilers Lunch at Julian's Kitchen at 12 noon on Tuesday,15th December

Adrian, Tuesday Toilers, the Committee, and interested friends, are invited to meet at Julian's Kitchen, which is on the corner of Through Road and Riversdale Road, at 12 noon to celebrate another successful year in South Surrey Park.

This is a change from the previously advertised venue, Cafe Biscotti. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Working Bee - selective weeding

Our next working bee is 10:00am Sunday 25th October

As we have come to the end of the planting season this Sunday will be a "seek and destroy" day and we will be targeting weeds.  

Meet at the Information Board near the big bridge wearing suitable clothes for being around plants and to cope with whatever weather comes up!

We will stop work at around twelve noon and enjoy a chat and morning tea together.

The Contact person is Peter Campbell 0409 417 504

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Working bee - planting grasses and herbs down from Union Road

Sunday Working Bee Report - 27th September

We had a great day with fourteen people enthusiastically planting at Peter Tucker's direction in the area beside the path from Union Road. 

It was good to see Gordana McHugh at her second working bee. We hope she enjoys coming for many more. 

Peter talking about the plants and how we go about the working bee.

Chloe Campbell has been coming since she was a baby and now she is able to use the Hamilton planter. Here she is at work.

One last photo of Peter with Gordana and Fran, our newest members.