Landcare for singles tree planting event

Released 09/06/2017

If you’re looking for love and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, why not come along to the Landcare for Singles tree planting event on Saturday 17 June 2017 at a Cotter Road farm, Stromlo.

“This is a really unique way to not only help the local environment, but also meet some like minded people,” said Rebecca Palmer-Brodie, ACT Regional Landcare Facilitator.

“The great thing about our event is that even if you don’t meet your match, you will still go home feeling good about yourself after having done something great for the environment. There’s also the added bonus of live music and a free tasty lunch.

“A friendly Greening Australia leader will be on hand to offer planting guidance. Participants will get a new planting partner every eight minutes, so there is every chance you might meet someone special,” Ms Palmer-Brodie said.

Funded by the National Landcare Programme, the speed planter’s hard work will support efforts to restore endangered Box-Gum Woodlands in the ACT.

“This forms part of Greening Australia’s broader program to enhance and revegetate nearly 300 hectares of the ACT and region each year,” Greening Australia representative Ian Rayner said.

“Not only is it important for our fragmented Woodlands, but for the animals who call them home, such as woodland-dependant native birds,” Mr Rayner said.

To register for the event or for more information visit

WHAT: Landcare for Singles tree planting event

DATE: Saturday 17 June 2017

TIME:  9.30 am – 1 pm

WHERE: A Cotter Road farm (20 min south of Civic), Stromlo. Free bus pickup available from Civic West and Woden or drive your own car to the event, Maps available on booking.

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