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    Bio·R Planting Festival: Frahns Farm 2024

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    Event description

    Welcome to the 2024 Bio·R Planting Festival, held at Frahns Farm, Monarto.

    This year, we've set ourselves a target of reconstructing 24 hectares of wildlife habitat with 48,000 seedlings to be planted. That's a 20% increase on last year!

    Ticket prices

    First introduced last year at the 2023 Bio·R Planting Festival, we charge a $10 registration fee for adults to partially cover the costs of catering (which is $25 per person). This will help us reduce food wastage and give our caterers a more accurate indication of numbers each day. Please note, children are free.

    If you wish to cover the full cost of catering, you can choose to register with the $25 ticket option.

    We thank you for your support and understanding.


    As part of the ticket cost, we will be providing lunch and afternoon tea, along with tea, coffee and water throughout the day. All food provided will be vegetarian. Please advise specific dietary requirements at time of registration.

    Please remember to bring your own plate, bowl, mug and utensils. There will be a wash-up station provided.


    The Planting Festival will be held at Frahns Farm, Monarto. Exact address and access gate will be confirmed closer to the event date.

    Approximate timings

    9:30am - Arrival for daily briefing and morning planting session
    12:00pm onwards - Staggered lunch
    1:00pm onwards - Staggered afternoon planting session
    3:00pm - Afternoon tea
    3:30pm - Property tour with a Bio·R Ecologist (optional)

    What to bring

    • Clothing suitable for variable weather conditions (consider sun, wind and rain)
    • Footwear suitable for wet, muddy conditions (work boots, gumboots etc.)
    • Gardening gloves for planting
    • Hand mattock/trowel
    • Water bottle
    • Cutlery/bowl/plate/mug
    • Chair or picnic rug
    • Personal medication (asthma puffer, EpiPen etc.) including pain relief

    Other useful items

    • Bucket to carry water bottle and tools around the site
    • Stool/crate/kneeling pad for comfort whilst planting
    • Waterproof/plastic bag to put dirty boots and wet weather gear in at the end of the day

    Winter Solstice Camping Event

    Join us for a casual campout to coincide with the 2024 winter solstice on Saturday, June 22. This event will be low key and requires campers to be respectful, sensible and self-sufficient. Numbers will be limited to 40. Please read and adhere to the rules which have been implemented to ensure the safety of all campers.

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    Acknowledgement of Country

    We acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri people and respect their elders past, present and emerging. We appreciate the Ngarrindjeri people's innate and deep spiritual connection with the land and waters of this region and aspire to work alongside them in taking care of land and community.

    More about Bio·R

    Bio·R is a South Australian-based grassroots charity that generates funds, knowledge and practical skills to reconstruct habitats for native wildlife in degraded landscapes.

    Long-term habitat reconstruction goals

    • 100ha per annum by 2032
    • 1000ha per annum by 2045

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