Worm News – Mother’s Day – clearing drains and saving worms

Happy workers

Beautiful day. Let’s get to it!

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”.

Clearing the drains

Clearing the drains

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.



Is that  a worm

Is that a worm?

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.

Time for a break - 10 May 2015

You earned a break team

About Mt Gravatt Environment Group

Mt Gravatt Environment Group is restoring a unique piece of Australain native bushland only ten minutes from Brisbane CBD.
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