Planted in late 2020, the Barung Seed Forest is an evolving wonderland of native habitat that has been created as a forest for the future.
Designed and created by Barung Landcare staff, Skilling Queenslanders for Work trainees and the broader community, the Barung Seed Forest not only provides habitat for local wildlife, but it offers an opportunity for learning.
Centred around a welcoming yarning circle, the Barung Seed Forest is a place for connecting, learning and growing. Workshops and gatherings have already been hosted in the yarning circle with local Kabi Kabi elder Aunty Beverly Hand who has shared rich cultural knowledge with us all.
Barung Landcare has also celebrated an end of year gathering for members enjoying woodfire oven pizza and live classical music as the sun set over the hinterland.
The space is also used for training up and coming bush regenerators as part of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program, and is even used to host staff meetings and important conversations.
A rainforest garden has been created to demonstrate a variety of planting and mulching practices for landholders who are carrying out revegetation projects or even larger-scale native garden landscaping.
The rock garden is a stunning feature showcasing beautiful local native flowering plants and habitat for all sorts of wildlife, as well as all the features encouraged to create wildlife-friendly gardens.
Through 2022 we will be adding more features to the design, and will be calling for volunteers to come and lend a regular helping hand to look after this community Garden for Wildlife.
Our first working bee was held on the 12th of March as part of the Sunshine Coast Big Butterfly Count. Keep an eye on the Barung Landcare calendar for volunteer activities you can get involved in.