10 Dec Seed Collection in Guilderton
The seed collecting day in Guilderton on 4th December in Guilderton was a great success. Rachel, from Moore Catchment Council, gets the grants for these events, and all the revegetation the GCA members and friends have done on the north dunes. We last collected 4 years ago and have planted all those plants so it was time to make some more.
Richard from APACE took us through licensing, and practical collecting and processing methods. We collected from the 8 or 9 species that were ready then sorted the loot ready for APACE nursery to grow them on in Fremantle. This is a very successful project that helps preserve the wonderful biodiversity we have in our town and surrounds.
We also collected a load of seed from several natives to grow for the Guilderton dune restoration projects. Good work team!!!
Thanks to the State NRM Program for funding this project. The seed grown will be used for future plantings on the dunes. Richard was amazed at how healthy our plants are but the weeds are a problem so we will need a couple of working bees with forks digging out the pelargonium (geranium) and onion weed.
The Country Club fed us well and we are so lucky to have these days provided to us free.
Thanks Rachel for getting the grants!