Community Planting Day

Community Planting Day

Be a part of the revegetation project

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Description

The Diamond Creek Edendale Community Revegetation Project

The Friends of Edendale are seeking volunteers to participate in our first community planting day for this year.

We have been fortunate to receive a 3 year, federally funded grant enabling us to continue the implementation of this exciting project focusing on the vital importance of the Diamond Creek as a wildlife corridor / bio link.

This new phase of the revegetation project builds on the planting done since 2022 under the generous support of Melbourne Water through their Planting4Platypus initiative.

The focus over the next 3 years will be two-fold:

  • Continued revegetation using indigenous species to restore vegetation community to enhance fauna habitat including for the platypus.

  • Developing a trail signage that provides information on the flora and fauna and a range of activities that encourage active participation in learning about the environmental importance of waterways as wildlife corridors.

It is that time of year for some general safety reminders about snakes and sun safety clothing requirements - 

All outdoor volunteers

  • Long pants - not leggings - that come down to cover your ankles and the top of your footwear
  • Sturdy footwear and socks to cover ankles
  • Long sleeved shirt - a loose cotton airy shirt is often cooler than a T'Shirt
  • Broad brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen

If you see a snake 

  • Back away from the snake
  • Alert anyone nearby (clear the area if needed)
  • Alert a staff member
  • From a safe distance, keep an eye on where the snake goes (we may need to get a snake catcher in if it is in a public space)

Volunteers working in the gardens and planted areas along the creek need to pay particular attention and don't just shove your arm into plants without checking first.

We would love to see you there. 

Booking is very useful to let us know that you are attending and helps us plan the scope of the plant care activities. But ‘drop ins’ are welcome to register and attend on the day too. Please note that children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

Location 

  • Edendale Community Environment Farm at the entrance car park. Look for the big blue Friends of Edendale banner.


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What you will learn

  • Meet like-minded people and learn about looking after new plantings

What you will get

  • The opportunity to participate in regeneration and caring for the environment
Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground



What to bring

  • Suitable clothing for working outdoors and a pair of gloves. Wet weather gear if appropriate.

What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

home gardeners, environmentally concerned


Edendale Farm

4.8
(928 Reviews)

Edendale is a small working farm on 7 hectares of land adjacent to the Diamond Creek in Eltham.

We are open 7 days a week 9.30 to 4.30 with the exception of Christmas Day. Entry to the farm is by a Gold Coin Donation into one of our donation boxes around the farm.

Edendale's purpose is to provide an interactive community and education centre to support sustainable living practices for the whole community.


Edendale offers:

  • Local native plant nursery
  • Preschool and school education programs
  • Community sustainability workshops
  • Family activities and events
  • Cafe Eden and spaces for picnics
  • Close proximity to Eltham North adventure playground reserve
  • Volunteer opportunities


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5.0 (7 reviews)
Angelarated it
17 Jun 2024
A very well organised planting day with a lovely bunch of locals. We are looking forward to see the plants grow on our future walks by the river ! Thanks to all the organisations that came together to make it possible !
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.

OR

You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).

Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.

3.) REFUNDS

Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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