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Come and get your free native seedlings

Published on Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Mayor David Goode with Donja and Joshua.jpg

The City of Gosnells is offering 10,000 free native seedlings to residents, as part of an initiative to enhance the environment.

The City’s first Plants for Locals event will be held from 9am to noon on Saturday 15 August at Wilkinson Homestead Museum in Gosnells. This is a partnership project with the Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group.

Mayor David Goode encouraged the community to ‘do their bit for biodiversity’ and pick up their free plants.

“By using more native plants, residents can transform their gardens, save water and increase habitat for birds and other fauna,” he said.

Up to 10 seedlings per property are available – simply bring proof of your address, such as photo ID (driver’s licence or passport), and a recent Rate Notice or utility bill.

Plants will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and don’t forget to bring a box or container to take them home.

Those picking up plants will have an opportunity to learn about the benefits of native plants, as there will be plenty of information available, with some great gardening tips.

“There will also be activities for the kids, so bring the family and come and enjoy the beautiful grounds of the museum along the Canning River,” the Mayor added.

Plants for Locals is funded by the Federal Government’s Communities Environment Program.