Rewilding Stonnington are a group of passionate locals who have come together to boost biodiversity in their local area. Nature strips make up around 30 per cent of public open space in Melbourne and the group saw this as a huge opportunity.
After running their plan by Council, the pilot project was to restore a nature strip on Toorak Road by adding a range of indigenous plants, including Spiney headed mat rush, Tussock grass and for colour, Brachyscome, Grey everlasting and Grevillea. Working with Council, the group is now looking to transform more nature strips in Stonnington.
Follow the Rewilding Stonnington Instagram for updates.
Regenerating the KooyongKoot was a community led micro-festival held in March 2021 to celebrate the communities who care for and regenerate biodiversity corridors around our local waterways.
Taking place at T H King Pavilion, Gardiners Creek and surrounding areas, the event was hosted by community member and Environmental Champion, Sarah Naarden of Design Think Lab. The event featured a featured a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony from the Boon Wurrung Foundation, workshops, a litter cleanup, entertainment and indigenous ecology tours.
Stonnington Kitchen Library
Experimenting in the kitchen is fun, but gadgets are expensive and take up a lot of space. Imagine instead of buying, you could borrow an airfryer, bundt tin, or set of party plates.
Environmental Champions Rosie, Fay and Peta are working together to open the first Stonnington Kitchen Library—a borrowing space for kitchenware and appliances. The team wants to promote sharing kitchen equipment as a way to encourage borrowing from each other as a community rather than having to buy all our own things individually.
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Growing the Stonnington Bicycle User Group (BUG)
A local of Enviro Champions joined the existing BUG group to support and grow the mission. The Stonnington BUG is seeking to make streets safer and more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians. The group discusses all cycling matters in and around the Stonnington area.
Get involved by joining the Stonnington BUG Facebook group.