See results from 2014, a demo of machine direct seeding, and help out. Morning tea provided. All welcome.
Nearly two years ago, the Friends machine direct-seeded wattles on barren hard ground outside the new Tonks centre in Lewis Drive. The ground was so hard and compacted, our hoes just bounced off the surface. Now some of those seedlings are over three metres tall in spite of the hot and dry seasons since!
We invite you come along to look at the success from these efforts, and see and help with direct seeding again in a very different situation, this time in some dry rise country away from the creek.
Because the soil is so poor there, we’ll be sowing much earlier and using very different species.
There will be:
- a demonstration of the machinery used with direct sowing
- an opportunity to try sowing by hand
- LATE morning tea provided
We’ll also be giving away samples of seed for those interested in trying out the techniques later at home.
Meet the car park at the end of Lewis drive, below Tonks.
The morning involves a walk of around 600 m to the new sowing site – we’ll provide transport for those who would find this difficult.
Please bring hats, gloves, enclosed footwear, sturdy clothing suitable for the weather and your own water. We’ll supply the rest - hope to see you here.