By: Laurie Deacon
We had sixteen workers on Mother’s Day! Pretty good for Mother Earth being Mothered!
The team ranged in age from 70 years old to 7 years old! And did they work! 43 hours done in one Sunday arvo (2-5.30pm) … a week’s work done by volunteers!!
Worm News: We are getting down and dirty with the worms.
Len our Plumber mate in Mount Gravatt Environment Group lead the merry band of folks in the “drainage clear out”.
We dug out drains and gutters and rebuilt retaining walls after the heavy down pour on Friday 1st May flooded the SEQ.
We cleared three storm water drains of 20 wheelbarrows worth of top soil washed off the Pollinator Link garden site and the school ovals. This soil was on it ways to the Ekibin then Norman Creek.
The solid was rich full of worms … so the students called up and down the storm water pipes yelling “This is the Worms News. Calling all worms, we are going to save you.”
We weeded banks and planted Living Mulch plants while the strong local lads and Griffith University students enjoyed carrying massive logs and swinging sledge hammers to build walls.
Finished with homemade honey and apply syrup cake, choc chip biscuits and steaming cups of tea … and happy tired folks and dogs.