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QFF organisers have for some time been working
on individual projects at Woodfordia. Some of these
have been developed over a number of years, some
just commencing and many are planned for the
future. People joining these projects will be in for a
steep learning curve and be part of bringing positive
environmental change to Woodfordia. Participants
wishing to join these projects will be visiting
Woodfordia through the year for other working
bees and knowledge gaining sessions. The QFF are
also calling on potential organisers with leadership
skills that can help undertake other interesting
and diverse site projects. If you are interested in
participating in these projects or undertaking a
leadership role, or have expertise in any areas yet
to be undertaken, please be at the presentation,
8.45AM Saturday at The Bunya Stage prior to the
NEST BOXES – INSTALLATION AND
Through the generous donation of people from
previous Planting festivals, wonderful Kenilworth
small business, Hollow Log Homes, have
successfully installed 132 specially designed bird
and mammal nest boxes on site. People joining this
project will be undertaking an audit of these boxes
and the required maintenance. (Limit 6 people)
BUTTERFLY GARDEN AND
Dedicated people for years have established
successful environments onsite for the ultimate
butterﬂy gardens. People joining this project will
be joining a very dedicated knowledgeable and
enthusiastic team. (Limit 6 people)
There have been two attempts at bamboo plantings
at Woodfordia over the years with mixed success.
This project will undertake an audit of the previous
plantings and propose a plan for immediate and
BUSH FOOD PLANTINGS AND
This has been a very successful planting and
maintenance project over the years. Join the team
and see what has been achieved and be part of
more planting and trail-blazing for bush food plants.
Sedges describe a large group of plant species
usually associated with water and riparian corridors.
This project will inspect earlier planting and trial
some new ones.
NATIVE ORCHIDS PROJECT
This will the ﬁrst formal planting of native orchids.
Orchids come from the largest species plant group
in the world and consist of thousands of varieties of
ground and tree orchids.
FERNS AND CYCADS PROJECT
Ferns and Cycads are Gondwana plants – the
oldest of old. Be part of a team that plan, plant
and maintain the establishment of several varieties
A weed is a plant out of place. This project has been
successful at eradicating several species of weeds,
but there is a long way to go. Joining this project
will give people an education of plants like no other.
Learn about what species should be here and what
has to go. This is a large, important and rewarding
THE ARAUCARIA PROJECT
At the 2007 Planting, around 300 people agreed
to take home bunya seedlings to nurture until they
were large enough to plant. These trees are now
the right size and participants will be returning
to plant their bunyas in the ﬁrst Araucaria forest
at Woodfordia. Araucaria forests are some of
the oldest forests in the world, dating back to
For many years Tree-huggers have been visiting
Woodfordia on the last Sunday of every month.
Many arrive on Saturday evening for song and
merriment, camp over and join the working bee
on Sunday mornings. These working bees are
made up of people on special projects or general
maintenance work. The work that The Tree-huggers
have achieved at Woodfordia over the years has
been monumental. Many hands make light work and
the morning teas are world famous. Join the Tree-
huggers – details can be found at The Planting.
2009 PLANTING TASKS
Planters at this year’s event will be undertaking
several projects over the weekend. These projects
are outlined here. Depending on the number of
participants, people will be asked to join teams
at the beginning of the working bee each time
they start. It usually takes 15 – 20 minutes to
get everyone into their teams, the work period is
usually 90 minutes with the rest of the two hour
block spent getting to and from the planting sites.
Planting areas are shown on the map (left).
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