The Cooloola City Farm committee is seeking volunteers, preferably with knowledge in the areas of business, not-for profit organisations or community groups.
We are especially in need of a person to take on the treasurer’s position. We would love to hear from you on the above number if you would be interested in supporting our local business in this way.
Our summers are long and hot, quite often with extended dry periods, so choosing plants that require little water once established makes sense. Native grasses come into this category, but that is not the only reason to plant them.
Practical reasons are their general low maintenance and ability to bind the soil and keep out weeds. Some cope with shade and most tolerate the roots of large trees, so they can create an understorey in those ‘dead’ areas under large canopies.
Importantly, they provide birds, insects and reptiles with food and habitat. Apart from these benefits are the aesthetic ones. There is a great variety in leaves, height, width, flowers and fruit.
Plant of the month is Lomandra hystrix. This grass enjoys wet conditions and can often be found along creek beds. It grows to around 1.5metres, has attractive, arching foliage and flowers spring to summer.
City Farm, opposite the Community Centre, on Tin Can Bay Road, has plant sales 8am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 07 54862304, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cooloolacityfarm.org