Residents of Narooma and surrounds have the chance to swap their pesky weeds for free native flowering plants this weekend.
On Sunday 25 February residents can bring their weeds in a bag to the Eurobodalla Council stall at the Narooma Rotary Markets. Staff from Council’s environment team will be available to answer any questions about weeds or sustainable gardening and to hand over the native plants.
Council’s Natural Resource Supervisor Heidi Thomson said Council spent a lot of resources on removing weeds from reserves and the plant swap initiative helped residents get rid of their weeds too.
“Working on this together will ensure that we beat the weeds by reducing seed sources across everyone’s land and reducing the chance of reinfestation,” she said.
“Some of the weeds found in Narooma gardens include asparagus fern, madeira vine, creeping groundsel or morning glory. There are also woody weeds like senna and cotoneaster.”
More on Eurobodalla’s environmental weeds and how to identify them can be found on Council’s website www.esc.nsw.gov.au (search ‘weeds’).
Ms Thomson said there were many benefits of having a native garden.
“They don’t need watering, they can flower all year round, they attract native birds, bees and butterflies and they belong in this area so they will thrive in our conditions,” she said.
The plant swap will be held at 8.30am-1pm on Sunday 25 February at the Narooma Rotary Markets at NATA Oval, behind the Narooma Visitor Centre.
Photo: Local Landcare Coordinator Emma Patyus and Natural Resource Supervisor Heidi Thomson are encouraging the wider Narooma community to take advantage of Council’s free plant swap this Sunday at Narooma Markets.