At Westlake Conservation Centre our volunteers can help out at the Habitat Restoration Unit. This unit manages a large nursery where plants are being grown for the city's biodiversity reserves. The indigenous plants grown here need YOUR help. Join us -- even if you have no experience yet. You will both help the unit and you will learn a lot about propagation and nursery management.
A ride is available from Rosebank for those coming from that side of the city.
Westlake Conservation Centre is located at the bottom of Ou Kaapse Weg, just off Steenberg Road. The coordinates are: -34.080462, 18.431412
NOTE: volunteers must sign up at least 2 days in advance
This is part of the week long activities to celebrate Mandela day.
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