So far, we have been blown away by the enthusiasm of individuals with a keen interest in horticulture and native plant regeneration.
We host regular visits by students from the local Triabunna District School and adult horticultural students from Sorell and Bridgewater. The students work with The Mill’s horticulturists, getting hands-on with various garden activities from planting to organic composting.
Triabunna District School’s Kitchen Garden Program came for a visit onsite. They helped install our new commercial worm farms with our horticulturalist, Marcus Ragus and learned all about these amazing creatures and the role they play in the food chain. All food waste from events held on site will now be recycled using this system.
Our highly experienced team offers a range of bespoke seasonal experiences to add to any school camp – from horticulture tours and demonstrations to hands-on workshops and tree-planting ceremonies.
Bicheno Penguin Habitat
In July we held a community plant propagation in Bicheno.
The outcome was to collect local coastal plants, propagate them and replant them throughout endangered Bicheno coastal penguin habitats. The young cuttings were looked after in the propagation facilities at The Mill’s nursery. Once established they were replanted during the National Tree Day activities and beyond.
This is an ongoing collaboration between Spring Bay Mill, Glamorgan Spring Bay Council’s Natural Resources team and community volunteers.