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National Volunteer Week 2024 - Celebrating our Gardens for Wildlife Volunteers

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The Gardens for Wildlife Greater Dandenong program aims to support residents, businesses, schools and community groups to attract and support wildlife with indigenous plants and wildlife gardening practices.

This highly-valued program relies on volunteers to help residents build their skills and knowledge in creating their own gardens for wildlife.

Volunteer garden guide Dorothea Kassell, pictured, got involved in the program to promote the benefits of gardening, for both wildlife and people. Gardening can help to boost mental wellbeing, build knowledge and strengthen people‚Äôs connection to nature. 

The program is free and as well as a one-hour garden visit, participants also receive a voucher for 20 indigenous plants from Greenlink Sandbelt Indigenous Nursery, a written report with suggestions for your wildlife garden and the opportunity to become a part of the state-wide Gardens for Wildlife Victoria network.

Visit the Gardens for Wildlife webpage to find out more.