Grown for Purpose 2020: Spreading the native plant movement across Perth
Plantrite’s Grown for Purpose in-kind community grant program donated thousands of native plants to 27 local groups, schools and conservation organisations in 2020. And guess what? We’re doing it all over again!
Here’s a snapshot of some of the projects from last year’s grant to give you an idea of what type of projects we love to support.
Friends of Yellagonga Regional Park Inc
One winter morning in June the Friends of Yellagonga Regional Park Inc set off to plant their Grown For Purpose seedlings down by Lake Joondalup. Jan and the volunteers are very passionate about our environment, so it was great to see this local team get down to work.
This project built upon previous work at Yellagonga and helped the group continue their valuable work in a challenging year.
Friends of Woodlupine Brook
Heidi, Colin & the Friends of Woodlupine Brook planted their Grown For Purpose native plants, donated by Plantrite Wholesale Native Nursery, in July.
There were many helping hands, good weed control and a splendid welcome to country from local Noongar Elder Nick Abraham, which made for a fabulous morning.
It’s great to see such wide support from the local community, City of Kalamunda, Bankwest and Perth NRM helping these awesome volunteers achieve their dream of revegetating this stretch of Woodlupine Brook!
This project helped plant habitat for threatened Black Cockatoos and improve water quality.
MERG – Murdoch Environmental Restoration Group
Murdoch Environmental Restoration Group (MERG) requested assistance with planting at Chelodina Wetland. This corridor between the nearby Banksia Woodland and Chelodina Wetland needed some TLC.
The project kicked off during Landcare week, on a wet and rainy day. But the team persevered and did a great job of planting.
MERG’s project is also supported by the State Natural Resource Management Program WA and SERCUL.
Thus project helped plant food for threatened Black Cockatoos and support local populations of Long-necked Tortoise.
Landcare Serpentine Jarrahdale
What a great turnout at the planting in Jarrahdale organised by Landcare SJ! With a great crowd of volunteers (including Jen, Mick, Tina & Shirley from Plantrite) they collectively planted over 2,000 native Australian plants in just a few hours.
Applications for our Grown for Purpose revegetation grant program are now open. Get your local community group together and make our beautiful city an even better place to live.
Apply here. Applications close Sunday, 1st November. Good luck!