The Holt community is creating a Micro-Forest, food forest and nature play area within suburban Holt in 2021-22. Our crowdfunding campaign ran throughout June and together we successfully raised $25,060 for our project.

You are invited to join the discussion on our Facebook Group and follow our journey on Instagram.

Project at a glance
  • 1,500 native plants will be planted in a local green space.
  • Earthworks will be designed and completed to harvest water and enrich soil quality.
  • A nature play space and edible food forest will be woven into the landscape design.
  • The community will be involved in all stages including site selection, design, planting and maintenance. Community proposed elements will be incorporated throughout the design process.
Time frame, budget and location

We are aiming to complete this project throughout 2021 and 2022. We are funded through a crowdfunding campaign, business sponsorship, grant applications and other fundraising activities.

The preferred location is the Boyle Place Playground (opposite the Holt Shops across Beaurepaire Crescent). The site has in-principle approval from Transport Canberra and City Services. Formal approval will be sought once landscape design is completed later this year.

Updated Draft Landscape Design

Landscape Architect Edwina Robinson from The Climate Factory has been updating the Holt Micro-Forest draft landscape plan based on community feedback we received on the first draft and at the zoom consultation session. Below is an updated sketch. Unfortunately Edwina is in isolation at the moment and hasn’t been able to scan the updated designContinue reading “Updated Draft Landscape Design”

Thunderstone Aboriginal Consultancy Services

We are working with Thunderstone on four aspects of the Micro-Forest initiative. Thunderstone will be providing: An Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment of Boyle Park Micro-Forest Site. A Ngunawal Language Workshop for our community. A Ngunawal language name for the Boyle Park Micro-Forest. A combined food and cultural session co-hosted with Adam Shipp. These are deeplyContinue reading “Thunderstone Aboriginal Consultancy Services”

Reminder: Feedback on Draft Landscape Plan

Have you seen the draft landscape plan for the Holt Micro-Forest? The zoom presentation was recorded and you can still view it here! Please send your comments and feedback to info@holtmicroforest.com The images below show the proposed design. Watch this space for the second iteration of the plans, based on feedback so far!

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and honour their continuing connection to land, water, culture and community. We pay our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the Elders of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, on whose land we live and work. We pay our respects to all First Nations peoples and acknowledge their deep knowledge of the earth. 

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