Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Working bee on Sunday 30 November, last one for the year

Our last working bee will be held on Sunday 30 April 2014, our last one for the year.

Meet at 10.00 a.m. at the big bridge.

Everyone is welcome to come to celebrate a good year's work with a couple of hours of weeding (not mulching as previously advised).
Afterwards we will all go to Maggie and John's house for lunch. 

Bring something to share, such as snacks, salad or sweets, and your own meat and beverage. 

Tea, coffee, crockery and glasses will be supplied. Maggie will have an esky on site for any perishables while you are at the working bee.

Contact Pam, 9830 5178 for any further information.

Our last Tuesday working bee will be on 16th December followed by lunch at Café Biscotti. 

Work will resume on 3rd February, 2015 in Zone 1 and Stuart is coordinator.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sunday Working Bee - 26th October at 10.00 a.m

Our next working bee will be Sunday, 26th October at 10.00 a.m.

Meet at the Union Road end of the park ready to plant over nine hundred little plants in the area beside the creek, the alluvial flats!  

At 12.00 noon there will be coffee, tea, biscuits, drinks and a relaxed chat.  

Everyone is welcome. Come along wearing appropriate clothes and ready to make a contribution to our lovely park.

Contact person for this working bee is Maggie - 9888 4479

Friday, September 19, 2014

Working Bee behind Café Biscotti Sunday 28th September

Our next Sunday working bee will be held on 28th September from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon. 

We will be planting the area behind Café Biscotti, on the Verdun Street edge of the park. 

 Meet here at 10.00 a.m wearing sensible clothes and ready for Melbourne's changeable weather.

It is our Spring Planting Festival and Adrian has well over one thousand little seedlings for us to plant. Bring your family and friends for a rewarding day and stay for morning tea and a chat afterwards. 

Contact person is Stuart 0418 533 181

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sunday Working Bee 31st August, 2014

We had ten people working very hard to plant over one thousand little plants in holes Adrian had dug with his auger. The sun was shining and the park looked really good. The bank at the end of the park below Delta street now has some bluebells, bulbine lilies, lomandras and various other plants filling in the spaces between the existing plants. We all lingered over coffee, tea and biscuits enjoying the sunshine.

Ursula Povey, organiser.




Sunday, July 27, 2014

National Tree Day working bee in South Surrey Park

We had a lovely day for our National Tree Day working bee in South Surrey Park.  Many newcomers tried their hand at planting and did a fantastic job.

We planted an area just down from the Scout Hall and a small area next to Riversdale Road.

Everything was planted by 10:15.  We had a great BBQ provided by Boroondara Council. Another large group of planters arrived from Back Creek to share the food.










 


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wet working bee at Delta Street spreading mulch

We had a wet but productive working bee in the park today.  We spread a large pile of mulch in the planting below Delta Street. The rain eased up toward the end.  We had our tea and coffee near the wooden seat.

Back Creek is flowing strongly through the park at the moment due to the recent rainfall.

Adrian Hotchin from Borooondara Council, a regular working bee attendee, was absent today as he is in Sydney.  We have some more interesting news on the reason for his trip there to come!





















Sunday, November 24, 2013

Working bee - weeding along Back Creek and in the plantings

Sunday November 24 2013. Eight people, including to two Year 8 Community Service students from Carey, weeded in the plantings and along Back Creek.  Sticky weed was the most common, we removed a lot of it.

Unfortunately the baby Tawny Frogmouth had recently fallen from its nest in a nearby Eucalypt and died , so we buried it.

The creek was flowing and a couple of ducks were swimming in it.

We concluded with morning tea at Stuarts.