Saturday, September 10, 2011

anyone for apples?

Friends of Birdsland, also known as the Birdsland Environment Collective spent a very productive day at their last working bee. The group are rebuilding the heritage orchard at the Birdsland Reserve (at the rear of the heritage farm cottage) in Belgrave Heights.

At prior working bees the group have spent time building swales in preparation for the planting of heritage apple trees donated by the Heritage Fruits Society.

Swales in the orchard will drain away excess water in a plan based on permaculture principles.

At the most recent working bee the trees were planted, a great step forward for the reinvigoration of this heritage orchard. I commend the community for their passion for this project and the Birdsland reserve too.

Birdsland Environment Collective (BEC) hold a working bee out at Birdsland on the last Sunday every month, between 10am and 12pm. All are welcome. If you'd like to know more about the activities of BEC please email

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