|Around the Traps|
|Written by Tony Alston|
(Bushfire Survivor's Garden Assistance)
Following such generosity we needed a 'mini' working bee to set up an area at the nursery for an influx of volunteers to commence a project of such magnitude. The 'big day' was Saturday, March 21st and many people, not just CSSA members, provided what seemed to be a mountain of cuttings. Volunteer workers rolled in and a pre-planned production system was instigated. The results were astounding. Did we always work together as such a team? No. But diligence was only surpassed by enthusiasm and by the time we stopped for a BBQ lunch, thousands of pots were already in the igloo. After only 5 hours of hard work, 20 people had potted the cuttings, used most of the pots and used up all of their energy.
The count was almost 5,000 pots (the last ones stored outside as the igloo was full), There were also over 1,000 pots of pre-planted suitable succulent plants donated to the project. There was an almost 99% success rate with the cuttings and the plants will be ready for distribution shortly.
This has been an ongoing project.