Our logo is Syzigium australe/Brush Cherry, which is a hardy rainforest dweller of the Myrtaceae family. It is attractive when in flower, with fruit (edible, but tart) and its shiny green leaves create a healthy look to the garden at other times. The insect pollinators (such as bees) love it as do the nectar eaters such as the Blue-faced Honeyeater (Genus Entomyzon).
Our group's activities and aims include:
- Promoting our beautiful indigenous trees & flowers on a local basis
- Providing education on cultivation, & conservation of local plant species
- Convening Monthly meetings currently either Tuesday mornings or evenings, at North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
- Arranging field outings to bush sites & properties of interest
- Producing a local newsletter to keep our members informed of our news and educational articles on related topics
- Advertising our activities in local newspapers and on relevant community information boards
- Involvement in local community events which provide an outreach opportunity to like-minded people
- Raising funds for the production of a second edition of our book "Growing Native Plants on the North Coast of NSW"