In late September St Mark’s National Theological Centre invited the community to a propagation workshop for local native plants as part of an ecological restoration project at St Marks Woodland.
On a beautiful crisp Spring morning a welcome to country was led by Rev’d Dr Andrew Cameron followed by a brief presentation on St Marks Woodland Restoration project by Alice Hathorn from ACT Urban Woodland Rescue and some insights on health and wellness from ACT Landcare’s Sally Halliday.
Guest horticulturalist from Greening Australia, Mathew Hafner and Alice Hathorn shared their knowledge on all things native with twenty keen participants who took their places at tables provided with native seeds, forest tubes and soil.
Different sowing requirements for more then 10 native species and the functions they perform was shared. Then more then 2200 plants were sown followed by a well earned morning tea enjoyed by all.
A heartfelt thanks goes to the wonderful volunteers for a fabulous morning’s propagation.
St Marks would like to thank the ACT Government ‘s Health and Well Being Grant program, ACT Landcare’s Sally Halliday and Mathew Hafner from Greening Australia.
St Mark’s is extremely grateful to ACT Urban Woodland Rescue and St Marks facilities manager Julia Bell whose hours of volunteered effort brought the workshop together.
The grounds at St Marks Theological College are always open to visitors. To volunteer for St Marks Woodland Restoration project please contact Julia Bell on 6272 6254 or email@example.com for more information.