The meeting part will be brief and the main focus is our guest speaker:
Andie Guerin, Environmental Consultant from the Regent Honeyeater Project
The theme for Andie's talk is ideas for planting on your Nature Strip.
Andie will share his knowledge on local plants that would be suitable for planting on our nature strips, and what conditions we need to consider when selecting plants. Many of these plants will be ideal for our gardens too.
Background: Nature Strips
Nature strips are the area of public land that lies between the boundary of private property and the road kerb. They soften and enhance the streetscape by providing a ‘green’ zone and a buffer between pedestrians and vehicles. Nature strips play a crucial role in keeping our neighbourhoods healthy and attractive.
Your nature strip can be more than just grass, it can be a beautiful garden right outside your front fence. Planting up this area will also enhance habitat, increase urban biodiversity, help mitigate climate change and beautify your street. Plus reduce the time you spend mowing!
While your nature strip may not appear large enough to make a difference, small areas of biodiversity can have a valuable, cumulative effect on species diversity in urbanised environments.
BSFG is keen to work with our community to develop our nature strips into beautiful gardens for all of us to enjoy.
Please RSVP your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see you there,
Thursday 22nd February 2024
7.30pm - 9.30pm, including supper
Meeting Room, Benalla Uniting Church.
Opposite the Coles Car Park