Hocking Road working parties
23rd April saw a small party turn up to prepare some ground for the planned larger working activity the following Saturday. Elaine, Ken, Kevin, Jim and David fronted to make short work of the weeds and to pre dig around 100 holes for new plants.
It was quite amazing to see so much positive difference over a couple of short hours and a respectable pile of weeds were left for bagging and collection by DEC.
After a recharging cuppa around 11am it was back into the work and more general tiding and preparation and around mid day we were released from our Community Service work orders and allowed to go on to other activities.
Saturday 28th arrived and quickly the earlier prepared holes were filled with new plants, which were watered, fertilised and staked.The group moved just north and rapidly cleared another area which resulted in more collection work for DEC.
The larger Saturday group comprised , Marion and Supervisor John plus Barry, Kevin, Ken, David, Alison, Lachlan, Claire , D?? Kendra, Jacqueline, Elisa, Vanna, Ross, even some child labour in Marion’s Grand son, Catering crew John and Heather and a couple of new faces, another David and yet another John, who were very welcome. This latter John had arrived bright eyed and bushy tailed at 8am and when he found that the rest of us were still in bed he went down to the Bindaree Terrace site and gave Frank and Jim a hand before returning for another session at Hocking Rd.
When he left Bindaree he was told that “all the other mob do is drink coffee and take photos” – such is the competition between the Sites. After a few minutes of work he found this to be true as the Catering Crew arrived and we broke for a cuppa and some sausage rolls. But contrary to the earlier Bindaree observation we were soon back at work and planted out the balance of 125 plants into the newly prepared ground. Only 9,800 plants to go this year.
Of course photos were taken as evidence of attendance and when we had run out of plants and tidied up we all departed for other activities or maybe just back to reading the paper.
Action photo of actual work in progress.
More proof of work in progress
A quick heads up from working, for the photo opportunity.
Some of us work others lean on shovels ,some pose in the shade, others take photographs.
Vice Chairman, Marion demonstrates that she has a dirty face and assures us that she has been working.
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Here is a picture of the site in March 2011. It is a long narrow site so it's difficult to get any picture showing the extent of the re vegetation work done. A one year old Dryandra sensilis is in the foreground. A number of Jacksonia plants which came up by themselves and been encouraged by the active weeding program to get rid of the South African veldt grass are scattered throughout the site. Dianella revoluta, Acacia pulchella and a large variety of other native plants have been put in.
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