COME and experience the wonders of the Sarina Community Native Gardens at a forthcoming community volunteer morning hosted by Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association (SLCMA).
SLCMA project officer Margaret Meng said: "Due to popular feedback, SLCMA has decided to provide a weekend volunteer option, giving families more opportunity to become involved in Landcare.
"There will be activities available for the whole family - depending on your age, ability and interest - including planting native plants, pruning, seed collecting, mulching, weeding and general garden maintenance."
The first weekend community volunteer morning will kick off at 8am this Saturday, March 16, with a guided tour of the gardens, followed by a chance to get your hands dirty with your chosen activity. All tools, equipment, sunscreen and gloves will be provided, along with a well-deserved morning tea at the end, about 11am.
Sarina Community Native Gardens are being created by SLCMA to showcase native plants from local ecosystems, including coastal, wetland and rainforest habitats.
The gardens will be a long-term educational resource and recreational garden. They provide a family-friendly place with walking trail, interpretive signage and a chance to learn about local native plants, their benefits and uses in garden situations.
Volunteers must bring a hat and water bottle and wear sturdy footwear. For catering purposes, please contact SLCMA on 4956 1388 to register interest.
If weekends don't suit, SLCMA also operates the Sarina Community Volunteer Program every Wednesday from 9am-12pm at SLCMA Community Nursery.
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