9 November 2017

Mayoral Column

Kurrajong Village will be a hive of activity linking pollinators with food production at Kurrajong-A-Buzz on Sunday, 19 November 2017, from 10am to 2pm, to celebrate pollinator week. This free family event is being organised by Kurrajong Community Forum and Hawkesbury City Council is a proud sponsor of the event.

Pollinators drive biodiversity, and over 75% of the world’s flowering plants rely on insect pollinators to reproduce. The Hawkesbury’s gardens, farmlands, waterways and bushland are ideal for creating an environment that supports a range of these vital insects.

This event promotes the importance of pollinators in a way that is fun and educational and there will be activities, stalls and information for all ages, as well as a fundraising BBQ.

You can learn about how to create a pollinator paradise by maintaining a welcoming environment for birds and insects.

Native plants supplied by Hawkesbury Community Nursery and exotic plants that attract pollinators will be available for purchase. Honey producers and stalls will also be set up along the main street of Kurrajong.

The Kurrajong-a-Buzz Community Forum welcomes the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah this year, which will be entertaining and educating visitors with speakers, activities and games around pollination and other plant-animal interactions.

For the latest updates follow Kurrajong-a-Buzz on Facebook or contact Elizabeth Docking radocking@bigpond.com or 0438 670 753 or Lyn Ward lynward486@yahoo.com.au or 0411 107 456.

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