Late orders will by placed on stand-by and filled only if sufficient plants are available!
Distributions - by appointment only - commence Tuesday May 28th
Buffers to Bushland (Or simply 'Buffers', or B2B) is the council's rural revegetation scheme.
Each year we distribute more than 10 000 local-native tubestock plants to rural properties (and schools) across the city.
Are you the owner or manager of a rural property in Playford? Are you interested in revegetating it? You might wish to register - here's the link to the page that explains how the scheme works.
The Little Para Seed Orchard, situated adjacent to the Little Para River in Hillbank, is a local-native botanic garden designed and maintained by the City of Playford, assisted by Playford Greening volunteers.
The idea of the seed orchard is to create a central site where seed-collection can be undertaken for the benefit of council's revegetation program. This speeds up the process of collection, allowing the process to be undertaken by small groups who can usually target a range of species simultaneously and move between them very quickly.
Here's the link to the page to find out more.
Local native - or locally-indigenous - plants are those that used to be found in the area prior to settlement and widespread land clearance
Here's the link to the page we've set up to help provide information on those species that are locally-native to the City of Playford.
Playford Greening and Landcare - PGLC - is a volunteer community group that works with council to assist in its revegetation programs
The groups activities include seedling production, seed collection, and tubestock planting. Additionally field trips are undertaken twice a year. Activities generally take place on a Saturday morning, roughly once a fortnight.
The Northern Foothills Biodiversity and Land Management Program (NFBALM) is an Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board incentive program.
It provides rural landholders and community groups with advice, technical support and funding.
Eligible projects include:
Revegetation and habitat reconstruction
Protection of remnant native vegetation
Weed & feral animal management
Restoration of watercourses
Land class/stock control fencing
- Pasture improvement
For more information on the Northern Foothills Program, here's the link to the page.
The video above has been created by the Playford Biodiverity Team, and highlights the council's Horticultural Services trialling the preservation of standing dead street trees where they present significant habitat and amenity value.
Here's a useful video - one of several available - on how to handle chemicals used for controlling weeds on your property from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board -
How You Can Help Urban Wildlife Chapter 7 - above - is a video excerpt from the University of South Australia and South Australian Museum's 'Adelaide: the Nature of our City' DVD. It features local-native landscaping projects undertaken by the City of Playford, including the Little Para Seed Orchard in Hillbank, Rosewood Park in Elizabeth North, and the Playford Operations Centre in Davoren Park.
The video is available from the Barbara Hardy website for $19.95 including shipping and handling.
This is a new Flickr slideshow featuring the local-native plants of the City of Playford set from our own new Flickr site.
Please note that the slideshow can be played full-screen by pressing the 4-way arrow button lower right. Drag your pointer to the top of the slideshow screen for options, such as 'show info' - which displays the title and caption for each image - and controlling the speed of the slideshow.