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2019 Val Williams Scholarship in Botany.

Congratulations to Farhad Masoomi-Aladizgeh, recipient of the 2019 Val Williams Scholarship in Botany.

Farhad is a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology student within the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University.

His topic is: 

DNA: the key to understanding evolutionary relationships betwee Australian ecotypes of Themeda triandra (kangaroo grass)


Next Meeting

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14 February 2020

  SSimon Leake 
 Topic  " The soils and vegetation of Barangaroo Headland Park " 

Simon will describe how plantings and thriving vegetation have been successfully established in the public spaces at Barangaroo.

For this project, commonly available recycled inorganic resources (crushed sandstone and recycled sand from building excavation) were combined with composted wood mulch screened from green garden waste collections and used to recreate a three-tiered replacement soil landscape for Barangaroo. The mulch layer or “O” (for organic) horizon would be analogous to the forest litter layer; the topsoil or A horizon, a well-drained sandy soil containing nutrients, organic matter and biological life and the Subsoil or B horizon, a well-drained water holding layer for root anchorage and moisture reserve.

Simon is a soil scientist extraordinaire who leads a team with extensive achievements in rehabilitation, reconstruction and renewal of diverse urban projects and mine sites.

Next Walk

2nd March 2020  (Monday) 10 am to 12 noon, 

A Walk only

The walk will focus on historic aspects Kur-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

A Walks & Talks Programme sponsored by North Shore Group of Australian Plants Society

Bookings not necessary.      Enquiries:  94175217

Click on this line to download the full 2020 program (pdf)

More information is available at the walks and talks page

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