The Down South Aboriginal Health Service Team in conjunction with the Manjimup Shire and CRC had planned a lovely day planting bush tucker plants along a walking trail in the Manjimup Heritage Park. Little did they know, that the weather would be what it is today. Wild and wet!
The Shire of Manjimup permitted the use some of the established trails within the Heritage Park (Timber Park) that they had put aside for Indigenous uses.
Nonetheless, a few dedicated troupers still attended, participated and planted. No doubt bonded by the communal saturation.
There were volunteers from the Manjimup Bridgetown Times and the local Community Resource Centre to ensure all the plants went in to the ground. At least they will get a solid start to put down good roots for future growth.
Down South Aboriginal Health Program Manager, Miranda Kelleher said, “everyone who came did some planting and had a fantastic day out, despite the rain!!”
Thanks to Bunnings for the generous donation of all the bush tucker plants. And for also providing some volunteers who got into the spirit with the young at heart enjoying jumping in the (many) puddles.
Hot drinks, juice, water and cakes were provided for sustenance, but we think that the one thing everyone was looking forward to the most was getting home to a hot shower!
Hopefully, when the weather warms up, and our plants are a little bigger we can enjoy a sausage sizzle under the gazebo and enjoy trying the Bush Tucker we planted today ( along with the plants already establishes along the walking trails).
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.