Over that time, we've been celebrating all sorts of amazing things: plants, national parks, private gardens, ecological communities and committed plant people.
And all those things are truly wonderful. But in the background the Growing Illawarra Natives website has been ... percolating. Being developed. Preparing. And now, after all these years, here it is: we're ready to launch. And it's your chance to come along and celebrate!!!
We hope you can join us at the launch. Here are the key details:
When: Saturday 14 March, 3pm-6pm
Where: Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Hwy
Access: easy access by bus or from Dapto train station, and off-street parking is available at the Ribbonwood Centre
What: There will be snacks, plant displays, speeches and live music by the Cabbage Tree Combo
There will also be some very special prizes to give out at the launch.
- A signed copy of Wollongong's Native Trees by Leon Fuller
- Two bottles of Spirit of the Illawarra Plum from the Headlands Distilling Co. (https://headlands.com.au/)
- A stunning photograph by nature photographer Keith Horton
- An established White Beech (Gmelina leichhardtiana) sapling, ready to grow in your garden.