Students help on peninsula restoration work
Holmesglen's commitment to maintaining positive environmental partnerships has continued with work on new landscape restoration projects.
Horticulture and environment students have volunteered on a range of tasks across the Mornington Peninsula, which includes restoration work in Main Ridge. The activities are part of a larger, state government led, biosphere project.
"The students receive both theoretical and practical experience in planning and managing an environmental restoration project that involves multiple stakeholders and funding sources," Holmesglen teacher Joab Wilson said.
The work sees Holmesglen students collaborating with a host of Peninsula Landcare groups. The daily schedule includes site assessments, weed control, seed collection, plant propagation, and vegetation planting.
The current partnership continues the institute's involvement with local environmental campaigns. In 2016, arboriculture students helped with restoration work at Mulberry Hill, original home of Sir Daryl Lindsay and his wife Lady Joan.
Joab hopes that these types of community work will become lasting and provide invaluable practical experience for students and important assistance for landcare organisations.
"I plan for this to be an ongoing relationship for Holmesglen Institute to work with landcare groups to assist in the delivery of such important and high profile environmental projects."