Aug 16 2016
Hillside Native Food Forest Landcare will be hosting a working bee on Saturday the 27th of August.
Be sure to get down to the site next to the Kiama Community Garden to help out with some weeding and site maintenance.
The group recently planted over 100 new trees, shrubs and ground covers for “National Tree Day” with the […]
Jul 07 2016
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May 26 2016
On Thursday the 23rd of June, in partnership with South East Local Land Services and Conservation Volunteers Australia, Landcare Illawarra will be hosting the next Talking Landcare event themed Fire and ecology.
A range of engaging speakers will discuss the role fire can play in managing and restoring ecological communities and the landscape.
The use of fire […]
Apr 15 2016
On the 23rd of April from 9am Hillside Native Food Forest Landcare will be hosting a community tree planting day in Kiama. Situated next to the Kiama Community Garden, in the heart of Kiama, new areas will be planted with local Illawarra plants that are attractive to native butterflies, bees and birds.
The new areas will […]
Mar 01 2016
With the help of Conservation Volunteers Australia and bush regeneration contractors, our Project Officer, Richard Scarborough has guided successful activities which have seen weeds removed from the site, and the slow replacement of native ground covers to the understorey of the forest.
Works commenced back in 2012 removing large stands of lantana, moth vine, wild tobacco, […]
Mar 01 2016
The site is a steep slope under two large figs that was weedy and unloved. The Landcare group is restoring the rainforest species under one of the figs and creating an edible forest of local Illawarra and regional native plants under the other.
The site’s proximity to the Kiama Community Garden prompted the creation of a […]
Feb 29 2016
We all know pollination is important right? But HOW important? Well Ms Gilpin pointed out that approximately 80% of all plant species on earth need pollination in order to reproduce. And as if this wasn’t enough to highlight the importance, she then went on to state that 75% of our food crops require pollination, and […]
Feb 29 2016
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Feb 29 2016
Founded on the Gold Coast by a group of young passionate surfers, Boomerang Bags was set up to reduce the use of plastic bags being used in the community, and reduce waste going into landfill. Fabrics which would otherwise end up in landfill are donated to volunteers who sew and put together the bags which […]
Dec 23 2015
Bushcare Summer Sunset Walks are back in 2016!
Wollongong City Council Bushcare is running a weekly series of sunset walks showcasing the amazing sites volunteers are restoring along our stunning Illawarra coast.
When: Wednesday Evenings, Jan 6th– March 2nd 2016 from 6 – 8pm
Starting in the North and heading south
No bookings necessary
Come and join us – breathe […]