We are working hard to plant all the sour fig that have been made available through the Friends of the Liesbeek. Today, we will have several events at the Alma Bridge plot (next to Liesbeek Parkway).
The after-school class at Kaydee daycare will help us with this work. We would like to thank the team members at Kaydee for their availability and willingness to help with this planting work, and the kids on their hard work! It is much appreciated and greatly helps with our work to remove grasses and plant indigenous vegetation in the area.
About Gardening activities
During gardening events, we go out to a public greening site and work on general maintenance, cleaning, and upkeep of the plot. These events are key in our activities and they have a huge public impact. By keeping (often formerly abandoned) plots in good shape, the public space often transforms from an eyesore and underused space to an inviting space.
During the gardening events we often work on chores like cutting back or removing grass, cleaning up the space (littering is often an issue), removing weeds, taking care of the plants, and improving the soil. You do not need any gardening experience to join these events. The only thing that really matters is your enthusiasm to participate in public gardening! But if you do have some equipment, always feel free to bring this along. Especially useful are:
- Garbage bags