Our #StayingHome Community Challenge
With the Covid-19 pandemic having an impact around the world, many people are working from home, or spending more time there as other events are cancelled to protect our communities. We are all having to adapt to the new rules in order to reduce the spread.
We’ve been amazed by the number of Territorians who are making the most of these strange times by slipping out the back for some lunch time gardening, or making it part of their morning routine to beat the heat. The best part is, you will get a healthy dose of vitamin D, some fresh air and the satisfaction of seeing how good your garden can look with just a little extra attention. You may also be helping yourself in the lead up to the fire season by removing high fuel load weeds like gamba grass. As an added bonus, if you have kids at home, 30 minutes out pulling weeds with you could be just what they need to expend that extra energy.
We want to offer something back to our community at a tricky time.
If you can join with other Territorians who are getting out there to spend a little time in the garden – let us share in the wins. If you are finding this time at home has allowed you to rediscover some native plants, or your new trees have bought back some birds that you haven’t seen for a while, take some photos and send them through. We love to celebrate the wins, big and small and at this moment, we could all do with some positive images to share.
Send us your garden photos for a chance to win a $200 voucher to spend at Territory Native Plants! Email the best photos of your garden efforts, or even better photos of you gardening, to me at tiana @ gambagrassroots.org.au by May 5 to go in the running. We want to see our community in action.
So, let’s make the most of our time at home and get out in the garden. Even if you live in an apartment, you can still set up a herb garden or some potted plants – or ask a friend if they need help pulling their weeds. The options are only limited by your imagination. The health benefits are endless and anyone can do it.
Let’s all work together to keep our spirits high and our weeds short in these uncertain times.
You can find out more about getting support for getting on top of your gamba here.