Are you interested in gardening?
Are you keen to attract native birds and other native wildlife to your garden?
Then why not become a Habitat Hero? This program is an exciting initiative to help Wyndham residents learn about using locally native (Australian) plants in their gardens and to create a small garden for wildlife.
No experience is necessary to join the project. You just need an interest in gardening and in helping to protect local plants and animals.
Our gardens provide an opportunity to support our unique plants and animals. Many local plants are great choices for landscaping, and can be used in any style of garden. In addition, your garden can provide a stepping stone for native birds and animals to move safely across our highly urbanised landscape.
Our Habitat Heroes project provides practical guidance in how to create a habitat garden.
By participating you will:
- Discover our incredibly rich and diverse local flora and fauna.
- Learn how to work with our soils to help improve gardening success.
- Learn how to plan and develop a small wildlife garden.
- See how your garden can look by visiting a local native garden.
- Attend a tour of an indigenous nursery.
- Receive free plants and advice on designing your mini habitat garden from landscape experts.
- Get to know local residents with similar interests.
- Receive expert advice from a landscape designer.
We are looking for 40 households from across Wyndham to take part in our Autumn 2018 Habitat Heroes program. We are interested in residents who have a backyard or front garden with room to create a wildlife garden.
This round we will be giving priority to those who reside within the below area so we can create habitat corridors and generate neighbourhood connections. If you live outside our target area you will be notified when there is an available place on the program. To be eligible for the project you need to be available to attend all the activities throughout the program.
Applications close Saturday 10 March 2018
Introduction, Soils and Habitat Gardening
Saturday 17 March, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princess Highway, Werribee
Local Native Garden Visit
Saturday 24 March, Time TBA
Private residential address, Point Cook
Indigenous Nursery Tour and free plant collection
Saturday 12 May, 10am
Newport Lakes Native Nursery
2 Lakes Drive, Newport
Please note to take advantage of the project, you need to have a small area of garden available for planting your ‘garden for wildlife’.
If you have any questions please contact a member of the Natural Environment team on 9742 0777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.