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The thousands who have contributed to planting at woodfordia couldn’t help but feel some pride in just how
quickly the land has been transformed from a dairy farm to the parkland it is becoming. we see 30 foot high
trees, shade, understory and diversity along with the thousands of pink boxes of our recent plantings. It’s
good fun imagining what this place will look like in 100 years.
Future generations will live in a world that won’t treat the planet like it’s being treated now. They’ll be talking
about their destructive ancestors poisoning the planet. They’ll look at the woodfordian pioneers with critical
“How could they have bulldozed the rainforest to make space for their tents? All those clearings connected
with densely vegetated walkways under the tall orchid laden canopy with a diverse understory of ferns,
scrubs and fungi, thousands of species of rainforest trees and plants housing abundant wildlife – how could
“Those generations used electricity from fossil fuel power stations along with vehicles that pumped poisons
into our atmosphere causing calamitous changes to the planet’s climate. They allowed governments and
corporations to serve fnancial markets at the expense of the planet. In those days corporations ignored their
social responsibility – how could they have?”
“It was like a change in cosmic consciousness that started to build in the late 20th century where small
communities worldwide started to repair their neck of the woods that grew into a massive movement
of people that brought social and environmental responsibility back to critically underpin all decisions
These future citizens will nurture the environment they live in as if their life depended on it because way back,
100 years earlier, the planet was nearly lost.
Of course we did create the clearings, but not with bulldozers - we just didn’t plant there but it has been in
our generations that the most destruction has occurred worldwide and sadly it continues.
with luck our humble contribution at woodfordia might help that growing worldwide people’s movement to
stop the madness and join the ever-growing energy for repairs.
On behalf of The Committee, staff, Organising Group, our wonderful Treehuggers, the Artists, the Merchants
and the Volunteers, welcome to The Planting 2010 and to the Movement at our neck of the woods.
Bill Hauritz AM
executive director, QFF
site environmental Projects 2
walks, words, workshops 12
environmental statement 20
PMB 2 woodford Qld 4154
P: 07 5496 1066 F: 07 5496 3196
The Planting is organised by
the Queensland Folk Federation
Incorporated, a community
based non-profit organisation
whose object is to foster the folk
This Programme Booklet has
been printed on recycled Paper.
Our traditional Custodians are
members of the Jinibara nation.
The Jinibara people are the
registered native Title Claimants
for the woodford area and are
comprised of the descendents of
Fanny Mason known as Jowalmel
who was born in the 1840’s at
woodford and Johnny McKenzie
known as wangiramu born in
1826 near Kilcoy. Jinibara nation
representative noel Blair will be
joining us at The Planting.
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