By Bulimba Creek, 25-May-2013 07:31:00
Annette’s reputation is well known from ABC radio talkback presenter, feature writer and gardening columnist and author to a range of horticultural publications.Annette is founding member and inaugural president of HMAQ – Horticultural Media Association Queensland. Her qualifications include Masters Degree in Environmental Education.
Annette's presentation today was on healthy homes and indoor plants. New research shows conclusively that indoor plants absorb toxic compounds and clean up the air inside our homes and offices. She spoke about which plants are best for cleaning the air and how best to care for them.
Thank you Annette for this fantastic presentation. For more information about Annette or for helpful gardening resources please visit her website at http://www.annettemcfarlane.com/
The next open day event will be helf on the 1st of June and is a practical photography workshop with Alan Moore. Please see our upcoming events page for additional information.
By Bulimba Creek, 15-May-2013 23:17:00
There were a total of 21 people who assisted on the day - 5 B4C volunteers and 16 coucil volunteers. Site preparation for the day was done by a team of 8 Civic Solutions people. The planting was funded by a State Government Everyone’s Environment Grant. 360 native species were established, to create habitat and food for native wildlife. This area was acquired by Council in 2011 and is part of a regional wildlife corridor.
A further 300 plants have been established along Wynnum Road near the bikeway. The Civic Solutions team cleared weeds, spread mulch and then planted, to create a buffer from the road and improve the habitat along the wetland edge. A brushcutter and herbicide spray pack have also been purchased with the grant funding.
By Bulimba Creek, 12-May-2013 04:49:00
It was successful event despite less than favourable weather conditions. The habitat corridor of the park was extended five established trees donated by B4C and two smaller shrubs as landscape plantings. A skip full of rubbish was removed from the site and the plantings from previous events at the park were maintained through weeding activities. The scouts were also given a habitat creation workshop and learned about using driftwood to create habitat as well as learning about species that can be found in the mangroves. The kids loved finding the crabs and snail, and were extra excited being able to watch as a large cruise ship went past the site. Representatives from Brisbane Catchment Networks (BCN), Norman Creek, Wishart Catchment and Perrin Creek Catchment assisted on the day. The day was supported by BCN through the State Government's 'Everyone’s Environment Grant'.
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