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Gazania Free Gardens - Native Plant Giveaway

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Do you live, own a home or business in the Cities of Marion & Holdfast Bay? Do you have gazanias in your coastal garden? Want to replace them with FREE local native plants that are water-wise, resilient, and attract birds, butterflies, and animals? Green Adelaide and Cities of Marion & Holdfast Bay invite you to remove gazanias and be rewarded with 10 FREE local native plants!

Gazanias are a declared weed that harms our natural environment. They commonly 'escape' from gardens due to their effective seed dispersal, from being dumped in garden waste or being planted illegally. Once established in our coastal environments, they quickly outcompete local native plants and reduce habitat, food and shelter for local wildlife. They are costly to control and take valuable resources away from other important issues. If you need help identifying gazanias, you can find out more here.

If you're a City of Marion or Holdfast Bay coastal resident, holiday homeowner or business, you can help by getting involved in this native plant giveaway.
What you need to do:
Carefully remove gazanias in your garden.
Take a picture of the gazanias removed from your garden.
Dispose of them carefully in your green waste bin (don't dump or transport them elsewhere).
Attend the event on Sunday, 21 May 2023, starting from 1 pm to 3 pm at Cove Civic Centre (Hallett Cove). Or attend the event on Saturday, 27 May 2023, starting from 12 noon to 2 pm at Holdfast Bay Community Centre. Please register here. You only need to select ONE event. Bookings are essential. Limited native plants are available
Come along on the nominated date that you choose, show your picture, and you will get a bucket of 10 local coastal plants.
You will also received a free 'Coastal Gardens planting guide'.

For further questions, please contact:
Green Adelaide's Coastal Conservation Officer, Matt Endacott: mendacott@holdfast.sa.gov.au, OR
City of Marion Environmental Engagement Officer, Jess Mitchell: jess.mitchell@marion.sa.gov.au, OR
City of Holdfast Urban Greening Officer, Sam Buxton Stewart: sstewart@holdfast.sa.gov.au

Gazania Free Gardens is sponsored by Green Adelaide. It was originally developed as a collaborative project between Alexandrina Council, the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association, Middleton Town and Foreshore Association and Alexandrina Community Nursery. Thanks to them for this innovative project idea.
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Why? Eliminate Gazanias with environment friendly native plants
When: Sunday, 21 May 2023, starting from 1 pm to 3 pm at Cove Civic Centre (Hallett Cove). Or Saturday, 27 May 2023, starting from 12 noon to 2 pm at Holdfast Bay Community Centre
Phone: (08) 8375 6600
Where: Cities of Marion and Holdfast Bay area
Cost: FREE
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