A community initiative to build a Micro-Forest, food forest and nature play area in suburban Holt in 2021-22.
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.
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.
Fun alert! Our fantastic gold sponsor Ginninderry is holding Christmas in the Park this Saturday evening 11 December at Paddy’s Park on Asimus Ave, Strathnairn. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event that will have food and market stalls, live music, a visit from Santa, and Christmas decoration craft-making activities for the kids! •Continue reading “Ginninderry’s Christmas in the Park”
Are you looking for some locally crafted Christmas gifts for loved ones in your life? We might just have the perfect thing for you. These beautiful earrings and key ring have been lovingly created by local Belconnen artist Barker and Bobbin, and are available at our online shop here. They are unique creations inspired byContinue reading “Christmas Gifts”
Just a reminder we are having a short walk and talk this Sunday at 10 am, meeting at the Boyle Playground in Holt – we will hear from local ecologist and group member Gerard Dwyer with some tips on Native Tree Identification! Hope to see you there.
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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