This is a set of quick links for people in Darebin who want to create an oasis for native birds, butterflies, bees, insects, lizards, small mammals and more in their gardens and nature strips but don't know where to start. If you have other good local links please let me know.
(Photo: N. Masters' nature strip, Reservoir)
Where to get indigenous plants
Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Co-Operative (Fairfield)
Indigenous plant catalogues with photos
Need some help?
You can arrange for a Garden Assessment and/or meet with a Volunteer Garden Guide. More details here.
Free gardening guides
Click on a picture to download each of the four guides.
The book is available from CERES and can be bought online. Click on the picture for more details.
A Guidebook to Grasslands & Grassy Woodlands of the Victorian Volcanic Plains
This guide published by CCMA is designed to support land holders, managers and the wider community to maintain and improve the unique flora and fauna of our volcanic plains grasslands and grassy woodlands. Click on the picture for more information.
There are lots of 'Friends' groups which run regular indigenous planting days. Follow their Facebook pages for upcoming events:
Thanks for reading! Serena