Saturday, February 20, 2010

After school activities

We try to include the kids in a range of environmental activities after school.  This week, we spent an afternoon planting native trees and shrubs in our front yard - our nature conservation area.

We simply dig out a patch of lawn and plant a tree or shrub that we have grown from cuttings or seed. 

The effects have been great over the last year....

Our eventual aim will be to have a low maintenance, drought resistant front garden with no lawn, silver birches or bulbs. 

The kids call it their patch of bush and are always fascinated with what they find... lots of healthy earth worms were found while planting our trees and shrubs this week.

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