Landcare goes green in Withcott
JUST two years after it was invited to begin rehabilitation work on an overgrown block in Withcott, Lockyer Valley Landcare is ready to start work on the second stage of its outdoor education centre.
Under the stewardship of former manual arts teacher Greg Grimes, Lockyer Valley Landcare is enjoying strong successes in engaging with school and community groups to enhance the site on Meadows Rd.
Mr Grimes said the group had received a number of grants from Lockyer Valley Regional Council and the State Government's Gaming Machine Community Benefit Fund, to build a storage shed and complete establishment works on the second stage of the centre.
"The community gaming fund paid for the first stage of the education centre, and Pohlmans Nursery has donated all of the seedlings we have planted throughout the grounds," Mr Grimes said.
With the second stage to include a toilet block with full disability access, Mr Grimes said the education centre would be a viable resource for schools to have full-day visits to the site, allowing more work to be completed.
As part of Pohlmans support, Mr Grimes said they were giving readers of the Gatton Star a 20% discount on the purchase of up to five plants in the lead up to Mother's Day.
"We are encouraging readers to plant a tree for mum on Mother's Day, and Pohlmans have been kind enough to offer a discount on up to five plants."
The Withcott centre is also planting edible gardens to encourage visitors to eat what they grow.