Whareroa Supporters Update26th March 2012
The last working bee was attended by a few hardy souls after the “weather bomb”. Many thanks to Dawn Bush, Ian and Penny Redward, Mary Beggs and June and Fred Rowland . They produced a good heap of weeds and made a marked difference.
KCDC Sustainable Show – Whareroa had a small display alongside many other Kapiti restoration groups. The range of activity and commitment is phenomenal. What a contribution to the environment, the community and the future.
Plants. This has been a wonderful summer for plants with regular rain. Last year’s Ti Kouka plants have thrived. Interestingly, the recent storm damaged several 4 foot coprosmas in the Ramaroa plantings, twisting them out of the ground. Most were fine.
A reminder that releasing from long grass is beneficial, many volunteers do an hour or so when they can.
If you are enjoying the farm do feel free to clear a few plants while you’re there.
Many thanks to those volunteers who beaver away between the working bees, as well as those who join us at the regular sessions.
It is well worth a wander south along the Whareroa boundary to see the natural regrowth in the upper gullies. In many places gorse has disappeared.
Peter Handford is working on this, with completion expected by the end of April. It will be good to have clarification of the long term plans for Whareroa based on land use capability with input from the Guardians.
Next working bee on 1st April will be different. First we will do more clearing of weeds by the picnic area until morning tea. Then Rob Craven, manager at QE Park nursery will lead a workshop on collecting and growing seeds to provide plants from Whareroa plants – the ultimate in ecosourcing
AGM. 7pm Thursday 12th April in the meeting room at Paraparaumu Library
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