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Spadework at Shakespear

Posted at 11:27am Tuesday 04 Jun, 2019

The planting season is here, with hopefully a bit more rain to soften the soil before the spades begin to go in.

This year Shakespear Open Sanctuary is seeking volunteers for plantings on June 16 and July 14 and 21.

The planting site is a grassy ridge behind the campground, chosen because the planting will join up the bush in Kowhai Glen to the bush in an adjacent gully.

It is quite a long way from the public road so some ferrying of volunteers will be needed. Around 15,000 plants have to go in.

Most were grown from seed collected and grown on-site by volunteers in the SOSSI nursery, but all the manuka and kanuka comes from the Botanical Gardens in Auckland.

A free barbecue is a welcome reward for the hard working volunteers at the end of the planting.

Info: see What's On, and watch the SOSSI facebook page for cancellations.

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