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We are lucky to have significant wildlife corridors running through our community.
Complete an application to receive free indigenous seedlings to boost biodiversity and develop your school grounds or designated site.
Secondary, primary and pre-schools are encouraged to strengthen the biodiversity of their local wildlife corridors by planting indigenous species in their school grounds.
To be eligible, a school must:
If you lead an environmental community group within Banyule the biodiversity initiative can help you enhance a designated site with indigenous flora.
To be eligible, a group must:
To give your plants the best chance for success, we recommend that your planting happens from autumn to late winter.
Spring is a great time to think about your next year project and to place your order, ensuring that local nurseries can provide what you will need.
Use only what you need: starting small conserves nursery resources and keeps your maintenance of the plantings easier.
Consider seeking advice from people who know about landscaping or revegetation to help you when deciding how many plants your site requires. Projects can expand over time.
This document must include detail on how you intend to:
Your plan for must consider ongoing weed management and disposal, and how often will you be visiting the site to make sure it is responsibly managed.
You must submit images of the site in your application.
Complete your application
Detail in your application will be carefully considered.
Once your application is approved, a biodiversity advisor will you email with information about your site's ecological vegetation community (EVC) and the species of plants that will best suit its revegetation.
You will also receive detail on the recommended number of plants needed to achieve your goal.
For a participating nursery to meet your requirements, please request:
Once you have chosen your plants, email your selection back to the advisor.
The advisor will make arrangements with your selected nursery, and an order confirmation will be emailed to you.
When you receive notice that your order is ready, head to the nursery you selected for pick-up and collect your plants.
You are responsible for transporting the plants to your site.
Contact a biodiversity advisor on 8673 4353 or email@example.com with any questions.
VINC: Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Coop
113E Yarra Bend Road Fairfield
Phone: 9482 1710
La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary Indigenous Nursery
Latrobe University Wildlife Reserve, entry via La Trobe Avenue
Phone: 9479 1206