Avondale Farm seedling planting day

Avondale Farm seedling planting day

Council & Volunteers Natural Heritage
Avondale Natural heritage Volunteers

National Trust staff and volunteers made the most of the sunshine last weekend with a community seedling planting event at Avondale Farm.

The seedlings were planted to revegetate the main reserve at the farm that was burnt some years ago but failed to rejuvenate naturally. The revegetation aims to create a wind-break, preventing weed seed blowing deeper into the reserve (an island of natural vegetation in a sea of farmland).

Volunteers from the local community, Perth and the Fremantle Sea Scouts joined forces to plant and water over 200 seedlings in four hours. The group enjoyed a delicious barbecue and well-earned rest by a bonfire in the evening.

A huge thank you to all who took part, your contribution means a lot to all of us at the National Trust.

About Avondale Farm

Avondale Farm is a place of learning from the land. For thousands of years it was an important place for the Ballardong Noongar people, the land being a place of fresh water and food, a place between two rivers and where a connection to country remains.

In 1836, this land was chosen by James Stirling, Governor of the Swan River Colony to be farmed by settlers. In 1910, Avondale became a place of hope for soldier-settlers after WW1.

And in 1924, the farm became an agricultural research station, making significant contributions to wheatbelt farming and land-care practice.

We continue to care and look after this fertile yet fragile landscape, including ongoing community land care.

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