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23 August, 2021

Landcare workshop highlights natives

With decades of hands-on experience working with local plants and landscapes, Oakey Urban Landcare president Trevor Cockburn was the ideal guest speaker to lead a large group of over 40 people from across the Toowoomba Region who gathered at the Cockburn Research Centre on Saturday for a Plant Propagation Workshop.

Oakey Urban Landcare members Trisha Parks, Brett Evans and Hilton Jeffrey showcase their expert barbecuing skills.

Held in conjunction with North East Downs Landcare and Southern Queensland Landscapes, the workshop gave participants a start to finish method for propagating native plants from making a perfect cutting mix to choosing and preparing cuttings and the planting stage.

Mr Cockburn answered questions and worked one-on-one with members to enhance their plant propagation skills.

The workshop also highlighted the hard work of Oakey Urban Landcare volunteers who are using the native plant propagation techniques to bring to life the Koala Habitat Project.

The project, spread over 30 hectares of land, aims to increase koala populations in the region.

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