Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia, will lend a hand at the Middleton Grange Bushcare Major Day Out on Sunday, September 11. Residents are invited join Costa from 9am to 12pm.

Bush Mates project officer Margot Law said they were delighted Costa was joining the big day at Catalina Park.

“At our last tree planting day in Harrington Park children planted their first tree and we want to give the children of  Middleton Grange the same opportunity,” Margot said.

“Today’s children will be our decision makers and nature custodians of the future and as they grow up, so will the seedlings that they put in the ground.

“Besides tree planting, we also have a lots of other fun activities, including the big bird parade street performers, native animal show, short bush walks and a good old fashioned barbecue. So make sure you bring the whole family.”

The National Parks Association of NSW and Liverpool City Council are working with the Bush Mates project to help Middleton Grange residents develop a sustainable relationship with their local bushland – which is a stunning example of the rare Cumberland Plain Woodland.

As Costa says, “If we want to support wildlife in a balanced way, it is important to provide a diversity of vegetation to support the needs of lots of different animals.”

Liverpool City Council Mayor Ned Mannoun said Council was looking for volunteers to join a monthly bushcare group in Middleton Grange.

“The Bushcare Major Day Out will be a great opportunity to learn what’s involved in bushcare, but also about what’s so special about this local patch of bushland,” Mayor Mannoun said.

Please RSVP at and bring along a hat, closed in shoes and gardening gloves if you have them.

Details: 9am-12pm on the 11/9/2016 at Catalina Park, Lockheed Avenue, Middleton Grange.

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