post About Greening Copley

February 17th, 2008

Filed under: — newseditor @ 1:47 am

green1.jpgGreening Copley is a community gardening project initiated by volunteers. News on this project will be published on this site under the category Greening Copley. Greening Copley is about growing plants, making gardens, learning, and swapping tips and seeds and plants.Everyone is invited to join in! Leave your comments and share your ideas. Use this site to share your gardening trials and tribulations, and let us know if you have any seeds or plants to share. We’d like to see some profiles of our local green thumbs on this site so watch this space and jump in and join us!Vision: the desert oasis We can see cooling shady trees; landscaped windbreaks that help to protect our home environments from forceful winds, dust storms and frost; greenery that enlivens our spirit, freshens our air and beautifies our home; living playgrounds for children; a living labyrinth; bamboos for construction and fun; trees for food and fodder.


  1. hey Anne-Maree…when are we going to go to Friends of Arid Lands for info sessions….perhaps going to Pt Augusta on a Tuesday, stay overnight at that Sterling North C’van Park, then get to place early, have a shopping arvo, then wend our way back. Small group at first..maybe 3-4 people.

    Comment by Lou K Forward — April 17, 2008 @ 1:34 pm

  2. Well, I notice that even though we are only in the infant stages of planting the median strip in Murray Street that wildlife has been drawn into town. Last couple of days an emu has been parading down the street and I had previously caught a rabbit ‘trimming’ the bushes for us! A pair of green parrots were also feasting on ruby saltbush (Enchylaena tomentosa). Let’s keep on greening!

    Comment by Pamela — May 22, 2008 @ 7:50 pm

  3. It’s great to see so many birds around. We’ve been visited by a willy wagtail a few times this week, he even popped into the kitchen! I hope he decides to live in the front garden.

    Comment by newseditor — May 22, 2008 @ 10:24 pm

  4. What trees are u going to plant? Indigenous? Native? Introduced? Sounds like fun but how do you do this in the desert? What is the rainfall in Copley? 100mm, 200mm per annum. Have fun, i’d love to help, next time i’m in town.

    Comment by Carol — July 27, 2008 @ 8:36 pm

  5. hi Carol, I’m told 120mm is the average rainfall but I’m not sure how much of it comes under ‘it doesn’t rain, it floods’, which is a consideration with sustainable planting. Check out the early posts in the ‘Greening Copley’ category for some background on what we’d like to do, including a rudimentary pdf of species that we have found to be surviving and even thriving in these conditions. There is propagating happening of local and other Australians, and some interest in getting hardy fruit trees out and about. Street plantings are already underway in localised areas that can be watered from volunteers’ residences but the step beyond the garden hose will require a solid community water plan. We’d love to have your input!

    Comment by newseditor — July 27, 2008 @ 10:59 pm

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