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  The Committee of Friends of South Surrey Park welcomes workers and visitors who have been unable to visit South Surrey Park during recent Covid restrictions.    Enjoy being in your park again.

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Working bee near Verdun Street, 1200 plants in!

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The working bee of Sunday 28 August put in around 1200 seedlings along the embankment down from the playground and the sides of the creek.  A committed group of twelve kept going until nearly all the plants were gone. Adrian's powered hole digger certainly speeds things up. It was quite a long site so we had two planting parties quite separate from each other. A special mention for Suet Mon and her son Thomas, who is in Prep grade - both worked very hard the whole morning. We finished, as usual, with a well earned morning tea.

Working bee - planting near Delta Street 26 June 2016

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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.

Fungi Foray tour in South Surrey Park on 21 June

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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

Working bee - mulching near the little bridge 29 May 2016

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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.

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.