The Habitat and Wild Food Trails
Maintenance and planting out was carried out during the three Gardening on the Wildside Course and PermaBees garden volunteer sessions during 2017 and early 2018.
The Habitat Trail landscaped as wildlife habitat for birds, frogs, lizards and other creatures and for use by the schools excursion program in ecology. It forms the Zone 5 in a permaculture system.
Wild Food Trail
Maintenance and planting out was carried out during the three Gardening on the Wild Side course and PermaBees garden volunteer sessions during 2017 and early 2018.
As it grows, the Wild Food Trail will demonstrate native and local plants suited to wild harvesting such as midyim berry, wombat berry, apple dumpling, davidson plum, native tamarind, macadamia, lemon myrtle, lomandra, acacia and warrigal greens.
School excursion program — new biodiveristy lessons developed in 2017
The schools excursion program development of new biodiversity lessons such as Life in the Scrub which explores lifecyles, pond ecology and the impact of urban develop on the Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub.
Courses and workshops — three Gardening on the Wild Side Course and three Backyard Bee workshops during 2017 and early 2018
Courses and workshops that educate people in strategies for resilient living that they can adopt in their lives, such as Gardening on the Wild Side, seven-session course covers landscape design techniques and plant knowledge to develop participant skills to create habitat for birds, bees, lizards and other creatures. Another workshop builds skills in urban beekeeping of both native and honey bees.
Eco Heroes Club — painting of native social bee boxes
The Eco Heroes Club for 5-11 year olds meets monthly and provides fun and skilling-up for children and their parents and carers who attend. The Club makes use of the classroom-on-the-commons and other facilities at the Randwick Sustainability Hub.
Volunteers program — PermaBees and Green Gym programs maintain and plant out habitat trails
The PermaBee program was started to help maintain the Permaculture Interpretive Garden and to provide gardening education and social contact for local people. Meeting Fridays, PermaBees are a relaxed social opportunity and led by qualified horticulturists.
In 2018, Australian Conservation Volunteers used the Permaculture Interpetive Garden, Wild Food and Habitat Trails for its Green Gym program to provide outdoor exercise for aged people.