In an extraordinary community effort, the area known as ‘The Goat Enclosure’ near HE Parker has been planted out with over 3000 indigenous species plants in the last two weeks.
Beginning on Friday 29th July, Cabots employees weeded an area of the goat enclosure and planted 2000 little grasses in record time. Then last Sunday 7th August, Heathmont Bushcare, along with many enthusiastic volunteers and the 3rd Heathmont Scout Group, continued the weeding and planting. Together we chopped down Pittosporums and other woody weeds, pulled out Blackberries and dug up Watsonia bulbs whilst planting another 1100 grasses. By next spring, the enclosure should look completely different and vastly better than the weedy rubbish dumping pit it was until very recently. In the meantime, the goats will be back from time to time eating the fleshy invasive weeds as their preferred diet whilst only nibbling at the hardier indigenous grasses.
Many people contributed significantly to this wonderful outcome. Heathmont Bushcare would like to particularly acknowledge the assistance of Cabots, the 3rd Heathmont Scouts and everyone who contributed to the funds raised by the Heathmont Bush Market. And of course, everyone who turned up to help weed and plant the area. Thank you!