South of Moreland Rd - Weeding
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

South of Moreland Rd - Weeding

Those little plants south of Moreland Rd have been choked by weeds...time to give them a bit of a breather.  Hi-vis vests and gloves essential for this section.  I think we could use a mattock or two as well and, if you can....bring water.

If you are free please come along!  It would be excellent to have you there.

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Tour ‘Rani’s Patch’ at the Backyard Harvest Festival
Nov
19
2:30 PM14:30

Tour ‘Rani’s Patch’ at the Backyard Harvest Festival

Join Rani and her neighbourhood of wonderful gardeners at ‘Rani’s Patch’ a section of the Upfield bike path south of Batman Station which has been transformed into a lush garden. You’ll hear the story of how the site has been transformed and learn the names of the incredible array of edibles and non-edibles which have been woven together to create a scented colourful array of vegetation.

Rani will also provide a tour of her home garden, which is no less inspiring.  Her love of cooking from many cultures including traditional Bangladeshi dishes is reflected in the diverse range of vegetables and herbs she grows. Indian spinach (‘puisak’), bitter gourd (‘korolla’), and thistle grow alongside kaffir lime, turnip, kale, eggplant, persimmon, pomegranate and nectarine.

Sunday 19 November
2:30 – 4:00pm

Meet at the end of Ryan Street, Coburg

Tour of Rani’s Home Food Garden
Tickets:   www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2017-backyard-harvest-festival-ranis-patch-and-multicultural-food-garden-tickets-38858045460

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Charles Street working bee, Coburg North
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Charles Street working bee, Coburg North

  • Charles Street garden (Upfield Forest) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Charles Street doesn't have a whole lot going for it. A dead-end where it meets the Upfield Line and buried in the industrial zone, it has made an excellent dumping ground for Moreland's litterers (fridges, baths, building waste... you get the picture!)

But change is afoot! Tom owns International Books a stone's throw away and he has banded together with some neighbours to give Charles Street a brighter future.

Join the friendly Charles Street crew for a weeding, planting and working bee. The plan is to make some raised beds out of discarded pallets, and possibly a chair / bench for train spotters. And there will be gardening of course.

Bring tools (with your name on them!), weeding implements and perhaps a snack to share. And don't forget to slip, slop and slap! 

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Planning and Celebration
Nov
11
9:30 AM09:30

Planning and Celebration

Upfield Urban Forest Planning Day

9:30am - 12:30pm at Siteworks in Brunswick

Upfield Urban Forest - Celebration...we've started!

5pm-7pm - Brunswick Station...bring a plate and a drink to share, picnic rug, chairs, tables and lets celebrate the beginnings of our transformation of the Upfield train line into a stunning, shady forest... music...lively conversation..come and enjoy!

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Weeding, FEASTING and building at Batman Avenue
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Weeding, FEASTING and building at Batman Avenue

PLEASE NOTE: Date has been changed from September 24th (and from October 8th!)  so as not to clash with school holiday period. 

We're back to continue the weeding from where we left off.  Come and join Rani and her neighbourhood transform Batman Ave into a Food Forest. Following the work we'll be celebrating what we've achieved thus far (the library, new friendships, the glorious plants) as well as Spring and Eid.

So as usual, come hungry!

As well as weeding, there is a plan to make a raised bed out of bricks, with a seat in the side...! If you have brick-work / brick-laying skills please let us know.

Please BRING: Your friends and family.

PLUS: Gloves, hats, weeding and mulching tools (put your name on your tools).

Location: Batman Avenue, Coburg North (south of Gaffney Street / Batman Station on the east side of the train line).

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Jewell Station -Plant moving, site preparation
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Jewell Station -Plant moving, site preparation

We've just been informed that Metro plans to do some work on the West-side of Jewell Station to make the entrance more accessible.  In this process, some of the trees around the west entrance may be removed.

On Sunday, we are going to relocate some of the smaller trees planted recently to another spot.   

Please come along and help us with this work.  Bring gloves, digging equipment, wheel barrows.. Questions? Contact Jo at jo.connellan@gmail.com or 0428348447

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Weeding in Bain Reserve, Merlynston (Coburg North)
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Weeding in Bain Reserve, Merlynston (Coburg North)

  • Bain Reserve, Merlynston (northern end) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're heading back to the patch we planted out in May 2017 to protect these new plants from the weeds, which are trying to get a look-in. 

Please come along and help rip out some couch grass etc... It's much more fun than going to the gym (!) 

Please bring: Spades / weeding implements (named) and a snack to share.
We'll be at the northern end of the park opposite the Merlyn Street shops (near the cricket pitch / Boundary Road). 

And don't forget the Merlynston Market is on the following day (Sunday 17th)

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Regent Honey Eater Planting Benalla
Sep
9
to Sep 10

Regent Honey Eater Planting Benalla

Come and join us in Benalla to be part of one the most well organised and long lasting planting projects happening in Victoria. 

We'll be driving out very early on the Saturday and camping at the Scouts Hall in Benalla.

More information and to let the project know you are coming visit:

http://regenthoneyeater.org.au/planting.php

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Vince's garden (Batman/Merlynston, Coburg Nth)
Aug
26
10:15 AM10:15

Vince's garden (Batman/Merlynston, Coburg Nth)

It's been mulch-mania here as Vince, Emma and pals have transformed this part of the Upfield Bike Path, just south of Bakers Road, Coburg North over the past six months with plenty of trees. More hands are needed to weed, spread even more mulch, and to plant out some shrubs and ground covers on Saturday August 26th.  

Please bring: Water, appropriate clothes, digging and spreading equipment (put your name on them!) and a wheel barrow if you live close by.

Meet on the bike path next to 37 Bakers Rd.

 

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North of Jewell, next to Acustico
Aug
6
10:00 AM10:00

North of Jewell, next to Acustico

This site still needs a bit of weeding, care and attention. 

We would so love a good team of us for this quite overwhelming, but important site on the bike path.

Please come!  Bring gloves, mattock, wheel burrow and spade if you have for gathering mulch.  And plastic bags for rubbish.

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Victoria to Hope St
Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

Victoria to Hope St

This is a very bare stretch.  We're going to plant 50 trees today.  If you like mattocking please come along.  Please bring a hi-vis vest and gloves as well as a mattock if you have one.  We'll meet on the west side of the track near Hope St.

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Mulching + planting Ararat Ave (Merlynston / Coburg North)
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Mulching + planting Ararat Ave (Merlynston / Coburg North)

After some kind plant donations and a Moreland City Council mulch drop (thanks Stephen and team!), it's time to do some more planting along the Upfield bike path at Ararat Ave (about 100 metres north of Bakers Road).

Bring: your mulch lifting and spreading tools, a wheelbarrow (if you're nearby) and some tools for digging + planting.  Good shoes are necessary as there are some bull ants around. 

Thank you, please email Jane (jholroyd@gmail.com) for more details / questions.

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South of Albert St, North of Woolies
Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

South of Albert St, North of Woolies

Just south of Albert St, north of Woolworths, is a strip of land between the bike path and train line that has been crying out for a row of trees for some time now.

We are meeting at 10:00 to 11:30am to put in some trees.  Please bring mattocks or other digging equipment, a favourite tree (if you have any spare), gloves and if you have a high vis vest, that would great too.

Ask for Tamar when you get there.

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Merlynston planting and maintenance, Bain Reserve
May
28
10:00 AM10:00

Merlynston planting and maintenance, Bain Reserve

Community planting day at the Upfield Urban Forest's northern Merlynston stretch. One of the first community plantings to take place in Merlynston was this site, about 10 years ago. It's a little, well-established strip of gums and native shrubbery just north of Merlynston station, to the west of the train tracks in Bain Reserve. You'll find us just south of Boundary Road (near the concrete cricket pitch opposite FoodWorks).

While it's lovely, we need to rip out some weeds and fill in the gaps with some new natives so that they can take over (and show those weedy weeds who's boss)!

Please bring: a weeding implement, and / or a digging implement - and perhaps a snack to share. A wheelbarrow is always good if someone has one close by.

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