'Spare a Square' as part of the
Cardiff Pollinator Project
For well over 20 years climate scientists have warned that climate change would increase the risk of extreme weather in Australia.
And they were right.
Brutal bushfires in 2019/2020, followed by extensive flooding in 2020/2021 - and more recently, cyclones causing severe damage in WA much further south than ever before.
At a local level, last year's bushfires, apart from the human toll, wiped out billions of trees, plants and native animals. Part of the problem for a speedy regeneration of the bushland is the loss of hundreds of billions of plant pollinators - mostly birds and insects like native bees.
But you can do something to help the recovery.
In 2019, an application by CASNG Member Jennifer Maverick to the Lake Macquarie Community Environment Grants program was successful.
The Cardiff Pollinator Corridor Project aims to increase habitat for pollinators and small birds. If we all 'spare a square' or two of garden bed, vertical garden or pots, we can work together to help form corridors of habit in our urban environment.
CASNG now have access to 100's of bird and insect attracting plants to give away to residents of Cardiff, Garden Suburb and Hillsborough.
CASNG is asking residents to set aside a square metre of your property to grow and maintain some pollinator attracting plants - if you can spare more than 1 square metre, that would be great.
If you would like to Spare A Square, simply attend one of our upcoming events to register and to find out how you can "bee" a pollinator saviour.
We will ask Pollinator Project participants to:
Come along to our plant giveaway to get involved.
Native Plant Giveaway conditions apply and you must register
SATURDAY 29th MAY – 10am to 1pm
16 Hendrick St Cardiff
Cardiff Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group (CASNG) is giving away 100’s of native plants.
But there is a catch.
You will need to agree to become part of the group’s Cardiff Pollinator Project – SPARE A SQUARE.
Details of the Spare A Square project are written above.
If you are a local and can agree to do these things, then register for the Giveaway by clicking on the button below.
Mandy McDonald, local plant expert, will be giving talks about the project each half hour – from 10:00 through until 12:30.
CASNG Members will also be on hand to talk to you about the project and to give you tips on how to make sure your plants have a long and productive life.
SPARE A SQUARE and be a POLLINATOR SAVIOUR