Regent Honeyeater Project Planting Days September 2nd and 3rd
Come and join us for a fun weekend of planting, sharing meals and some educational talks and walks.
We plant on different sites each time so please make sure you book so you can receive the maps and we have the catering requirements as well as if you wish to camp with us. Call Andie 0429 782 777 or Nett 0417 166 824 for more information.
Benalla is about 2½ hours drive from Melbourne. Simply head up the Hume Highway towards Sydney. Some people drive up after work on Friday and stay the night, others get up early on Saturday morning instead.
What to Bring
A picnic lunch for Saturday, and be prepared to organize your own Sunday breakfast. (Or head down to the bakery: great coffee and eats.)
Gardening gloves and sensible clothing (hat, sunscreen, wet weather gear just in case). A change of clothes can save you driving home in muddy gear.
Tools are provided but you can bring your own if you prefer.
Bedding if you are sleeping in the Scout Hall.
Most people bed down in the Scout Hall. Mattresses are provided, bring your own sleeping bag, sheet and pillow. Camping is also available at the old Lurg School (need to be self sufficient) or Winton Wetlands camping grounds. If you prefer a little luxury, Benalla also has a good range of commercial accommodation.
We provide an excellent meal on Saturday night (an evening not to be missed), a lunch on Sunday, plus hot drinks for morning and afternoon teas. Bring your own picnic lunch for Saturday, and something for breakfast on Sunday.
What happens at a planting weekend?
Every planting weekend takes on its own flavour, but the general arrangement works like this:
A map will be sent to all who have registered a few days prior to the event with the location of the planting site. Please note sometimes sites need to be changed as a result of weather events etc.
Saturday 8.30 am approximately people staying at Guide/Scout Hall will head to site in convoy.
9:00AM Arrive on-site:
plant till lunchtime, breaking for morning tea along the way.
Lunch: bring your own picnic lunch; hot drinks provided.
Plant till about 4:00PM, and then we head off on a tour for those interested.
Return to Benalla.
Dinner. Join the team for an excellent meal provided locally.
Sunday Meet at the time and place arranged the night before, usually around 9:00 or 9:30, and travel to the site. Plant till lunch time, breaking for morning tea. 1:00. There will be a yummy lunch provided and then we call it a weekend.
A map will be sent out to anyone just coming for the Sunday.