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    15728: Native Species Community Workshops

    This project will involve two community workshops to develop local skills in native plant ID, seed collection and plant propagation techniques, for the purpose of encouraging and promoting local natural resource management activities within the Nokanena Brook, Reserve, and wider townsite and region.

    Investment: $ 2 250
    In-kind contribution: $ 1 600
    Delivery organisation: Northampton Environmental Group
    Project duration: March 2016 - March 2017
    Location: Northampton

    Purpose of project

    The project comprises two workshops for:

    • a Native Seed Collection and Plant Identification Workshop, facilitated by Julie Firth from the Drylands Permaculture Farm/Drylands Foundation, and
    • a Native Plant Propagation Workshop, facilitated by skilled and experienced members of the Northampton Environmental Group (NEG) .

    These workshops will then be followed up by seed collection and propagation activities by NEG members on an ongoing basis.

    Major project achievements

    Key achievements include:

    • the provision of two community workshops to develop local skills in native plant ID, seed collection and plant propagation techniques
    • upskilling of local environmental group members and other members of the local community
    • networking amongst environmental groups, businesses and persons
    • ongoing seed collection and plant propagation activities of the Northampton Environmental Group as a result of the group member's new skills

    Project partners

    Shire of Northampton

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