Grow trees for Victoria

Corio resident Wilma is inviting anyone interested in growing trees for country Victoria to join her at a training session on November 19.

Wilma, who is well known for her commitment to growing trees and plants indigenous to the local area, is the Geelong co-ordinator for TreeProject.

The statewide program is aimed at engaging volunteers to revegetate Victorian country areas. The volunteers will be trained to grow seedlings for planting in regional areas.

Wilma said volunteers will be supported through the project and work as a team to produce the seedlings. “The time commitment is about six months, but the workload can be shared if participants need a break at any stage,” Wilma said.

“The participants will receive a growers’ kit containing seeds, potting mix and growing tubes and be asked to take them home and grow them. This is an exciting project for the whole state and we as a local community can play an important part.”

Wilma also has an ongoing supply of edible native yams that she would like to share with local residents. The yams are suitable for eating raw or slow-cooked.

For more information, contact Wilma through Cloverdale Community Centre, phone 5275-4415 or go to the TreeProject website