Silver Mine Signage Clean-Up

A working bee in isolation: Alan Hall for The Friends of the Upper Morwell River cleaned up the hard to read, lichen-encrusted signage put in place by Hancock Victoria Plantations and the Boolarra Historical Society several years ago. Note: work was done before any COVID-19 restrictions on movement. The signage text (on both sides) reads:…

Yinnar Community Garden – June 2020

The Yinnar Community Garden was fortunate to be able to hold its AGM and Wild Apple Party on 14 March prior to social distancing rules coming into effect. This event was very successful with a good turnout and lots of tasty apple-themed food. We had planned to donate vegetables, herbs and other potted plants to…

Feral Cats

Australia is a land of immigrants, and they/we have transformed the continent, for better or for worse. These immigrants include hundreds of plant and animal species that have been introduced, deliberately or otherwise, into our landscape. All of these have resulted in changes to our environment, some relatively benign, some favourable, and unfortunately some with…

Friends of the Upper Morwell River – June 2020

Latrobe City have acted on their commitment to remove the dangerous pines that were leaning over the top of the Morwell River Falls. Due to heavy machinery Frontage Road is very slippery and best avoided. Likewise the left hand track from the concrete picnic table at the main entrance to the Falls Reserve has slippery…

Boolarra South Landcare Group – June 2020

Spring began well with a very productive working bee at Apex Park. We completed some effective weed control and mowing and replaced stakes in our tree planting. Of course landholders are still able to work at home and will have no shortage of tasks to keep them occupied. All our other plans are on hold…

Boolarra Garden Club – June 2020

Our first outing for the year was a lovely day out at the Springvale Cemetery Botanical gardens. The weather was perfect and the gardens amazing. There was so much to see and so many areas of interest. The Japanese Garden is a recent addition and no expense has been spared as it incorporates art, sculpture…

Yinnar Community Garden – March 2020

The Yinnar Community Garden had a full house on 2 February for our Sourdough Demo. Led by LaBerta Forys of Grinnery Cheese. Participants were introduced to the complex process of making authentic sourdough. LaBerta shared her secrets to managing the ‘starter’(or leaven) as well as showing how to make a loaf of sourdough bread using…

Boolarra South Landcare Group – March 2020

We hav e been trying to control weeds at the Mill Site and keep the tracks clear. It is a good time to tackle blackberries and unless you can physically remove clumps then Grazon or Brush Off is about the only solution. There is good advice available from DELWP and a Blackberry Control Manual was…

Yinnar Community Garden News – Dec. 2019

Throughout October and November, the Yinnar Community Garden has been busy with a series of Mosaic Workshops led by Lisa Anderson. Lisa showed our enthusiastic participants how to cut tiles, piece the mosaic in both pique assiette (broken china) and traditional tesserae (tiles), and do grouting. Participants worked on the mosaic splash back in the…