On Saturday, 24 March, residents are invited to join us for a community tree planting and street party in Highgate Hill. We’ll be meeting at Morris St near Gladstone Rd, before dispersing in small groups to plant trees along surrounding streets.
BCC will provide the trees and pre-dig the holes. We’re organising a shuttlebus service to make it easier for residents with impaired mobility to get involved in the planting. We will provide gardening utensils and gloves.
We have about 180 trees to plant, so if you don’t want to miss out, make sure you arrive at 9am sharp and please register via the RSVP form below.
Whether or not you actually get involved in the tree planting, you’re welcome to come along to hang out on Morris St for a BBQ and community street party. We’ll be closing off Morris St from Gladstone Rd to Julia St, creating a large public space which we can use for a range of activities. There’ll be a stage for live music, workshops and forums, bike and scooter races along the road and maybe a game of street soccer or street cricket if it’s not too hot.
Program/Running Order (Subject to change)
9am - Meet at Morris St if you'd like to go out and plant trees - this will take an hour or two depending on turnout
9am onwards - Children's activity: decorating name/description labels for trees
10:30am - Tree culture, help grow our urban forest - 30-minute horticulturalist presentation about caring for street trees
11am onwards - South East Wind Orchestra - local community band playing multiple sets throughout the day
11:30am - Homegrown Power Plan - presentation by Solar Citizens about how to shift to a 100% renewable energy system
12 onwards - Free BBQ lunch
12pm - Community Announcements - anyone can have 2 minutes at the microphone to share info about local events/projects
12:30pm - South East Wind Orchestra 'Conduct Us' session - audience members get to conduct the band
1:30pm - Renters Rights Forum - featuring a rep from Tenants QLD... come ask specific questions about renters rights and talk more generally about a proactive campaign to push for policy changes in Queensland
Local residents please note: while there will be no vehicle access for through-traffic during the event, we can arrange to let Morris St residents’ vehicles in and out as necessary, however there will be no street parking available.
We’re taking a very decentralised approach to organising and curating the street party, so if you have an idea for something you’d like to make happen, or you’re a local musician who’d like to perform, send us an email at [email protected].