Are you a local? We need 2 extra hands on Saturday, 1st October.

Saturday,  October 1,  7 30 am to 10 30 am, Huonbrook Herbicide free Volunteers are starting our yearly eradication of the emerging Jump-seed plants along side of the Public road. A hardy plant, clumped roots and with the stunning ability to throw its seeds some distance, we are slowly reducing its impact by careful removal.

Our efforts are beginning the third year with well over 500 kilos of the plant removed by hand.  Our efforts began after land-care insisted on the spraying campaign to which Council employed contractors to do just that. Our reaction was anger as we had already started our removal efforts. Some frontages were already registered on Herbicide free registers.

Since, Council has provided us with signs and insurance cover.

But few who say they support our environmental efforts put their hands up to actually come and help us.

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Boots, bright clothes, gloves, hat and water. Mill Road, 7 15 am.

If you want to help phone 66 840 104   and I might even prepare you a vegetarian lunch.

Jayne and I would like to sincerely thank our UNPAID volunteers. Pav ( Marc), Tim Fry, Lily and Robyn, who takes the removed Jump-seed to Myocum tip for safe disposal.

A very busy bower.

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One response to “Are you a local? We need 2 extra hands on Saturday, 1st October.

  1. Dear Don I’m sorry I am busy on Saturday. I am often more available Monday to Friday. Anyway good luck love Mary Fox (Avinashi Saraswati) http://www.saraswatiyoga.com ph (02) 6684 0469 or 0421 701 949 60 McPhails Rd, Wanganui P.O. Box 23, Mullumbimby, NSW 2482

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