Refugee Week Interfaith Planting - Youth caring for nature

Next date: Saturday, 24 June 2023 | 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Join the community planting day with the Hume Interfaith Network, during Refugee Week. Youth caring for nature by planting wildlife habitat.


All are welcome to attend this free planting activity with the Hume Interfaith Network and Hume City Council. There will be a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony with a Wurundjeri Elder to start with, and an Interfaith blessing of the seedlings.

The planting site is around the large hill in Jack Roper Reserve with the gazebo at the top, near the entrance to the main car-park. The garden beds are already filled with lots of native plants, and we will attempt to add another 1,000 seedlings. The various species of wildflowers, grasses and shrubs were chosen to attract native butterflies and native bees, and to be a great example of a wildlife-friendly garden.

Some cultural entertainment will carry us into a catered lunch and refreshments, for the first 100 people who register. Please add your special dietary requirements to this booking registration.

What's provided

  • Gloves.
  • Sunscreen.
  • All the planting tools and materials.
  • Drinking water.
  • Hard copies of the Birds of Hume and Fauna of Hume will be available at the event, or find digital versions at Discover Nature in Hume.

What to bring

  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing and bring a rain/wind-proof jacket.
  • Wear safe, fully-enclosed walking shoes.
  • Bring your own reusable drink bottle.

Contact for more information

Melissa Doherty

Urban Biodiversity Officer, Hume City Council

(03) 9205 2200, 0409 702 086

Greening 2023

Come along to Council's community planting events with family and friends.

  • Help revegetate our shared open green spaces.
  • The events focus on local biodiversity issues.
  • There will be other fun stuff happening and food.
  • It's free and all materials/equipment is provided!

Get some indigenous seedlings to grow your own patch of wildlife habitat at your place.

These events are free and child-safe, however children will need to be under the direct supervision of their parents or guardians.

Bookings for Greening events are required. Click on the event title to register.

Refugee Week Interfaith Planting

Saturday 24 June, 10am to 1.30pm, Broadmeadows

Blossoming Bees and Butterflies - National Tree Day

Sunday 30 July, 10am to 1.30pm, Sunbury Fields

Maygar Greybox Woodlands Restoration

Friday 25 August, 10am to 1.30pm, Broadmeadows

Gardens for Wildlife

Visit Hume City's Gardens for Wildlife webpage for more information on how you can participate.

Organise a Garden Visit

Round 3 for applications opens 17 April 2023 and will close when 25-30 applications have been received.

Within Hume City, you can arrange for a pair of Garden Guides to come visit your garden, at your home, school or business. They'll stay for an hour to have a friendly chat about your garden and what wildlife you might like to see. How you can best help your local wildlife.

After the visit, you will receive a report with more information and resources relevant for your garden and neighbourhood. You choose what best suits your place.

It's free; there is no charge for participants. A limited number of garden visits are offered and are by appointment only.

Become a Garden Guide

The more volunteer Garden Guides there are, the greater the number of habitat gardens that will be created across the landscape. You'll engage with other diverse community members, who are also keen to play their part in saving Australia's plants and animals.

  • Organise and conduct garden visits with a partner Garden Guide.
  • Do some online research about the area to prepare for the garden visit.
  • Take some notes and photos during the garden visit, or do most of the chatting.
  • Help prepare and send your garden visit report to the participant.
  • Promote the Gardens for Wildlife program.

There are formal volunteer application, induction and training processes.

Gardens for Wildlife Victoria

Visit the Gardens for Wildlife Victoria website to discover more about the program broadly.


  • Saturday, 24 June 2023 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Jack Roper Reserve, 217 Camp Road, Broadmeadows, 3047, View Map

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