Learn about direct seeding native grasses at our next best practice vegetation management field day. Morning tea provided; everyone welcome.
We will be sowing native grasses into a prepared 1.5 hectare area along the creek. Members have been working over a 25 year period getting Rabbits, Gorse, Blackberry and other weeds under control here. In the last 18 months, thanks to Victorian Government funding, the Group has just about eliminated Couch Grass and other problem weeds using fire and herbicide follow up.
This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the Group’s previous experimentation with native grasses and experience first-hand how to re-establish native tussock grasses.
Here is a link to a map of the field day site.
To get there, either walk 350 m (about 7 minutes slow walk) along the Campbells Creek walking Trail from the end of Honeycomb Rd (at the intersection with Scott Court) Campbells Creek
walk 700 m downstream (south) along the Trail from the end of Lewis Drive Castlemaine allowing 15 minutes walking time.
People unable to walk those distances can get a lift from Honeycomb Road with a Group member. There are no car parking spaces along the Trail at the field day site.
Please wear sturdy footwear and clothes suitable for the weather (but not woolly items likely to catch grass seeds). No tools are necessary—all needed equipment will be provided by the Group.
As usual, the Group will provide light refreshments afterwards around midday.