Camden Council donates native plants to local ECEC services

by Freya Lucas

October 21, 2020

Children accessing early childhood education and care (ECEC) in the Camden Council area will be able to learn more about the importance of native plants thanks to the Council’s free native plant donation program for local preschools and childcare centres.

 

The new program invites preschools and childcare centres in the Camden area to register for up to 50 native plants each, something which Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said is “a great way to both educate children and increase the native plant population in the region.”

 

“Educating our little ones on getting outside and creating biodiverse gardens are just some of the great benefits of this initiative,” she said.

 

Council has nine different native species on offer from lilly pillies to willow bottlebrushes, each with its own story and connection to Country, and Mayor Fedeli encouraged all eligible services to contact the Council’s Sustainability team and register their interest in the program.

 

Native plants available include:

 

  • Lilly Pilly;
  • Willow Bottlebrush;
  • Yellow Buttons;
  • Blue Flax-Lily;
  • Winter Apple;
  • Bushy Needlewood;
  • Wedge Guinea Flower;
  • Pink or White Thyme Bells; and
  • Crowea or Waxflower.

 

Eligible services should contact the Council via email, to sustainability@camden.nsw.gov.au to register their interest. 

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