A community initiative to build a Micro-Forest and nature play area in suburban Holt in 2021-22.
The Holt community is creating a Micro-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 permanent orienteering course will be built around the forest.
- 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.
We’d like to welcome two new Bronze Sponsors to our team – Daniel Gough TerryWhite Chemmart Higgins and Tim McNevin Milestone Life Coaching at Consultancy Higgins. Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to working together to deliver this amazing project! Please help support these locals business getting behind our community.Continue reading “Welcome New Sponsors”
Following our initial zoom community consultation session for the Holt Micro-Forest on 1 August 2021, the written summary of the meeting is now available on our Resources Page! Please read over the report and let us know what you think! Remember our second community consultation session, focused on the Food Forest, is being held thisContinue reading “Report Available From August Consultation Session”
An online community consultation session will be held via zoom on Sunday 24 October from 4 – 5.30 pm. The session will focus on introducing the food forest concept and then discussing species selection and community values to translate into design priorities. We look forward to seeing you there! Topic: Holt Micro-Forest: community consultation onContinue reading “Food Garden Community Consultation”
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.