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.
Following the success of the Holt Micro-Forest crowdfunding campaign we’re now well on the way to making this dream a reality. Thank you to everyone who has been involved, we’re only just getting started now! Our next step is to hold an online community consultation session on Sunday 1 August from 4 pm – 6Continue reading “Online Community Consultation Session Sunday 1 August 4 pm”
On Saturday 24 July between 10.30 am and noon we will be setup at the Holt Shops. A number of the Crowdfunding reward packs will be ready for collection and you can also chat to us about your ideas, values and priorities for the forest. We will email out details for reward pack collection overContinue reading “Reward Pack Collection Saturday 24 July 10.30 am”
Congratulations to our Holt Micro-Forest Community. On Sunday 11 July we raised $1,426.01 at our Bunnings BBQ in Belconnen. This is an amazing effort. Our special thanks to all our volunteers and customers – and a special shout out to Silvia Ugrinic for organising everything! Many hands make light work and everyone was so amazingContinue reading “Bunnings BBQ Success”
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.