Participate every second Saturday of the month at the Community Event Centre, Annangrove, in a learning activity to support local wildlife with Working Bee.
Volunteers take care of the plots, which in turn produce food for the animals native to Australia. Many species that feed on the produced food are considered endangered and, thus, at a high risk of extinction.
All sessions start at 10:00 AM and end at 1:00 PM. The Growing Food for Wildlife project already had seven sessions since July. Participating in the project is free. Dates can be picked online via Eventbrite here: Growing Food for Wildlife Working Bee.
The most recent date is Saturday, 12 August 2023. Interested participants can still join as four more dates are available on:
- 09 September
- 14 October
- 11 November
- 09 December
The project started when WIRES North Shore branch executive Shaun Warden got in touch with the Hills Shire Council to “source land to grow native plants to support animals in care.”
“Our sugar glider, possum and nectarivorous bird rehabilitators must browse the streets daily looking for food to feed the wildlife that they have in care, “Mr Warden said to the Council.
“This also includes door-knocking and reaching out for permission to harvest edible foliage and flowers from hedges and street trees. This can be very time-consuming and sometimes stressful.”
Interested participants can expect activities such as weeding invasive species, planting new native species, applying mulch, foraging, and multiple harvests. In addition, there will be time for socialising, BYO food, and talks about wildlife.
The sessions are held at the Council’s Community Environment Centre at Currie Avenue, Annangrove NSW 2156.