Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has helped plant over 25,000 trees to date. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year, the project will see over 8,500 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups.

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Ludek Valta from G. J. Gardner Homes Hobart is a generous supporters of local community groups and their tree planting projects. This year, Ludek has purchased 195 trees. Thirty were planted by the Lansdowne Crescent Primary School and 195 planted by the Okines Community Garden.

 

The 30 trees were planted on a freezing cold wintery morning by some members of my Prep class. They worked with one of the parent volunteers who works for our Kitchen Garden scheme (and general school grounds). The trees were planted on the bank in the Early Childhood Playground and also in one of the Gardens at the front of the school fronting onto Gourlay Street. We’ll try really hard to care for them and look after them because we want them to grow up to make our grounds looks more beautiful and provide places for birds, insects and small animals….

Bronwyn Wearne | Lansdowne Crescent Primary School

 

Lansdowne Crescent PS

Lansdowne Crescent PS

 

On Monday 15th August three representatives from G.J. Gardener Homes attended a Planting Day at the Okines Community Garden in Dodges Ferry Tasmania.   The Planting Day was attended by 25 people in total and over 100 trees were planted.  The Community Garden aims to revegetate the southern boundary of the property with native species in order to improve the ecosystem of this precious wetland and increase biodiversity in the region. G.J. Gardener Homes donated a total of 165 trees to this project and are eager to revisit the site in future to see the progress in transforming this landscape.  A delicious morning tea (donated by GJG) was baked on site in the Community Garden Wood fired oven using ingredients purchased from the Okines Community Food Co-op, which topped off a good morning’s work.

Claire Boost | Okines Community Garden

Planting with Okines.

Planting with Okines.

 

Morning tea.

Morning tea.

Once again, a huge thank you to Ludek and the team at Hobart GJG for their on-going support. Loved that fact that they went out and helped plant their trees . Walkin’ the talk!

Slàinte – Colleen