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Appreciating some magnificent contributors to our Denmark-Kwoorabup community

Here Green Skills takes the opportunity to  thank and appreciate those volunteers and groups who support the Denmark Community Garden and who are consistently marvellous. This is a tribute to them and all the many quiet people who give heaps to our town and our world. Thank you

Support to establish the garden has come from Green Skills, the Denmark CRC,  Kwoorabup Denmark Transition Town Network, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, the Denmark Community Windfarm Group Sustainability Fund,   Metroof, Thornton’s Hardware & Mitre 10, the Denmark Men’s Shed, contractors, other groups & volunteers 

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Michael (of RAC rescue fame), Don and Greg. Last Wednesday in the pouring rain, Michael volunteered his truck and skills to help move some big shadehouse benchtops to the DCG

 

The Denmark Men Shed guys – rough sense of humour but true legends. Here they are helping relocate a shadehouse.

 

Greg helping relocate a shadehouse.. a true Aussie stalwart !

Neal – Denmark’s garden maestro and enthusiastic teacher of horticultural knowledge

 

Shirle, Greg and Neal at our composting workshops.. all deeply feeling beings who have green hearts and fingers

 

Lucia guiding the group through her spectacularly productive garden

Lucia (centre) with her garden produce, Dawn (right),another dedicated volunteer and contributor to not just the community garden but much more.

 

Lucia( right) who let us loose in her wonderful home garden last weekend – and Petra ( centre) who does a fabulous job of helping drive the Denmark Community Resource Centre, and Shirley ( healer and giver)

 

Campbell communicating with the garlic in the DCG (Denmark Communitarian Garden)

 

Greg communicating with the broad beans

 

Neal, Gloria and other garden enthusiasts

 

Carl, another legendary community supporter, who never fails to lend a hand

Thanks to all the Wwoofers who give so generously to the places they volunteer, in this case the Denmark Community Garden

Kristi, in her element at the Golden Hill Waldorf School.. winning Gold at the Waste Minimisation Olympics and another unsung community heroine

Kristi in composting action

Planning for on farm Biodiversity conservation in Gondwana LInk

Snap-shot Bushland Survey and Eco-Assessment on Currawong farm, Monjebup

On Monday 9th Green Skills conducted its fourth  ‘ Rapid Snapshot Bushland Assessment and Eco Planning’  survey on Currawong farm, near Boxwood HIll.
Done in conjunction with the Stefani family, the aim was to  do a snap shot biodiversity assessment to assist with planning for bushland conservation and revegetation planning for this 990 hectare farm that is strategically located next to Bush Heritage’s North Monjebup reserve as well as the Corackerup Nature Reserve. This farm, which has about 269 ha of remnant bushland  27 %)  is thus situated in the heart of the FItzgerald to Stirling section of Gondwana LInk ( http://www.gondwanalink.org/)

The survey team comprised Melissa Howe ( Ecologist), Basil Schur ( Green Skills) , Angela Sanders ( Bush Heritage), and Jane THompson ( co owner of Yarraweyah Farm). Also in attendance was Freya Spencer ( Gillamii and North Sirling Pallingup NRM officer), Leoni McMahon ( FGB Executive Officer and Reaghan Shalders ( FGB NRM Officer)

Green Skills will collate the results of the day’s survey and prepare a draft and then final report for the landholding family. This document will prove valuable in accessing further bushland fencing and revegetation assistance for priority sites.

For further info contact Basil Schur, Green Skills Denmark office  08 98483310

Meeting with Jeremy Stefani, farmer, using aerial maps to show the history of the property.

Currawong farm remnants with the magnificent Stirling Range National Park in the backgroun

FItzgerald to Stirling Section of Gondwana LInk  Strategic map

 

Survey team on a propose revegetaiton site with Jeremy

 

Angela, Jeremy and Melissa  assessing a biodiverse remnant bushland area

Aerial view of Currawong farm, close to other extensive bushland areas

Red Moort – Eucalyptus nutans- endangered tree species see https://bie.ala.org.au/species/http://id.biodiversity.org.au/node/apni/2910953)

 

Red Moort – Eucalyptus nutans- endangered tree species

 

Emus in the Canola on Currawong

Appreciating Marvellous Garden Givers

Appreciating some magnificent contributors to our Denmark-Kwoorabup community

Here Green Skills takes the opportunity to  thank and appreciate those volunteers and groups who support the Denmark Community Garden and who are consistently marvellous. This is a tribute to them and all the many quiet people who give heaps to our town and our world. Thank you

Support to establish the garden has come from Green Skills, the Denmark CRC,  Kwoorabup Denmark Transition Town Network, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, the Denmark Community Windfarm Group Sustainability Fund,   Metroof, Thornton’s Hardware & Mitre 10, the Denmark Men’s Shed, contractors, other groups & volunteers 

Basil

Green Skills Denmark 98483110

Michael (of RAC rescue fame), Don and Greg. Last Wednesday in the pouring rain, Michael volunteered his truck and skills to help move some big shadehouse benchtops to the DCG

 

The Denmark Men Shed guys – rough sense of humour but true legends. Here they are helping relocate a shadehouse.

 

Greg helping relocate a shadehouse.. a true Aussie stalwart !

Neal – Denmark’s garden maestro and enthusiastic teacher of horticultural knowledge

 

Shirle, Greg and Neal at our composting workshops.. all deeply feeling beings who have green hearts and fingers

 

Lucia guiding the group through her spectacularly productive garden

Lucia (centre) with her garden produce, Dawn (right),another dedicated volunteer and contributor to not just the community garden but much more.

 

Lucia( right) who let us loose in her wonderful home garden last weeke\nd – and Petra ( centre) who does a fabulous job of helping drive the Denmark Community Resource Centre, and Shirley ( healer and giver)

 

Campbell communicating with the garlic in the DCG (Denmark Communitarian Garden)

 

Greg communicating with the broad beans

 

Neal, Gloria and other garden enthusiasts

 

Carl, another legendary community supporter, who never fails to lend a hand

Thanks to all the Wwoofers who give so generously to the places they volunteer, in this case the Denmark Community Garden

Kristi, in her element at the Golden Hill Waldorf School.. winning Gold at the Waste Minimisation Olympics and another unsung community heroine

Kristi in composting action

Linking Students to Landcare

Cranbrook School Tree Planting Outing to Tom South Lake – Tuesday 30th July 2019

Cranbrook Primary School Tree Planting Event Links Students to Landcare

The Cranbrook School Tree planting day held on Tuesday 30th July at Tom South Lake went well. Green Skills coordinated the provision of local native plants grown in the Katanning Landcare nursery, and guidance for the students on the day

The Gillamii Centre and the Shire of Cranbrook provided assistance in terms of planning and site preparation.

Forty or so students accompanied by several teachers and supporting adults from the Cranbrook Primary School participated in planting and watering around 1100 local shrubs and trees around the fenced off edge of the lake foreshore. Thanks also to the Jones and Williamson farming families for providing permission and support for the plantings. . This landcare project has been supported by the Koorabup Trust, Green Skills, Gillamii Centre, Shire of Cranbrook and the Cranbrook Primary School.

For a number of years bird enthusiasts including Steve Elson from Ongerup and others from BirdLife Australia have been surveying the birdlife of Tom South Lake, noting that it is an important haven for shorebirds including the threatened Hooded Plover, In 2018 Green Skills and the Gillamii Centre organised support for a 3.7km fence to be built protecting the foreshores of this lake from sheep grazing.

Last summer, it was noted that Hooded Plovers were breeding on the edge of the lake, the first time in years. The proximity of this lake adjacent to the main road between Cranbrook and Katanning makes it an ideal demonstration site to promote lake conservation to the broader Great Southern farming community.

 

Cranbrook School tree Planting Outing to Tom South Lake – Tuesday 30th July 201

 

  

Community Garden Workshop Focus on Fruit Trees

Learning is Fun at the Denmark Community Garden

At the Denmark Community Garden workshop on Saturday 20th July,  local garden expert, Neal Collins, shared his knowledge on how to grow fruit bearing trees and bushes.

Twelve people attended the event, held at the newly established Denmark Community Garden, which is a collaborative project between Green Skills and the Denmark CRC.

People interested in joining workshops and other activities at the Garden can register with Green Skills Denmark  .. email at [email protected]

Neal Collins demonstrating helpful tips on how to plant a Mulberry at the Denmark Community Garden.

 

Preparing a range of bushes and herbs for planting at the Denmark Community Garden

The new Denmark Community Garden coordinated by Green Skills slowly taking shape