Grow West turns 20: planting day

Grow West is very excited to be celebrating 20 years of community and partner agency led rehabilitation work in the west. What a great achievement that we have revegetated over 2,500 ha of land and planted over 1.4 million indigenous seedlings. We couldn’t have achieved what we have to date without the amazing support of volunteers.

We are thrilled to announce that our 2023 community planting day will be held on the 16th July at the Ballan Treatment Plant. We are very excited to be partnering with Central Highlands Water for our planting in our 20th year. Pop this date in your calendar and there will be more information to come. We are looking forward to seeing you for another wonderful day of planting.

To celebrate 20 years of Grow West, we have an ambitious target of planting 20,000 indigenous seedlings in the Grow West area. We have several sites lined up and are also excited to be donating some to local Friends of and Landcare groups. You will be able to help us plant 5,000 of the seedlings at our community planting day. The Moorabool Landcare Network Nursery is busily growing all our seedlings for us.

Our 2022 community planting day was a great success, with over 3,600 seedlings planted. There is some great growth of many of the plants. This planting will provide important habitat as it matures.

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