The one day event lasted for five
hours co-facilitated with a representative of the Phosphorous Action group,
to raise awareness about the importance of re-introducing local native
plant species to the places where we live, and how this influences
biodiversity in the Perth Metropolitan area.
A range of native plant species that commonly grow in the nearly all the soil regions found on the Swan
coastal plain (which describes the metropolitan regions of Perth and its suburbs) were selected. There were 90 of these plants in total.
Passers-by were invited to take a free plant home and be given further information and references about how to grow their local plant
species, should they be interested.
The native plants (tube stock) were arranged so as to make a contrast with
the existing view scape of lawn and exotic species cultivated as part
of the campus gardens.
Under a small pergola we had posters and information that referred to the soil
types and local native plants lists from the suburbs where poeple live
and other handouts for interested persons.
Amy from the Phosphorus Action Groupand I were on hand to
explain the objectives of the display and facilitate interaction
between the display an interested people.
All the plants went in the first hour.
People were enthusiastic and keen to receive
information about their gardens.