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Planting for a better future

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Certificate II in Landscaping student planting in Ballarat during Landcare WeekThroughout National Landcare Week, our Certificate II in Landscaping students joined thousands of Aussies in getting their hands dirty with planting projects at Ballarat’s Woowookarung Regional Park. 

The park is home to Australia’s first dementia-friendly forest and sensory trail, offering an inclusive and gentle way to see, smell, touch and hear nature. It is also the site of a former logging plantation.

Mitch from Parks Victoria greeted our students in the Canadian Plantation at the park. Here he guided the students in their planting of 330 trees. The project to rejuvenate the site will allow visitors to enjoy the unique wonders of nature in the years to come. Battling the uneven, sodden, blackberry-infested terrain proved a challenge. However, the lunchtime treat of pizza was more than enough to keep the smiles bright!

Landcare Week is an annual celebration that acknowledges our students and the many Aussies actively restoring, enhancing and protecting the natural environment in their community.

The community movement is fantastic in bringing groups together to create better outcomes that protect and enhance our environment. Volunteer projects like this teach our youth the important hands-on skills for a rewarding career in the industry.