In 2015 Barenbrug initiated a global volunteering program called “Helping with Hands” designed to encourage Barenbrug employee’s to volunteer on company time to give back to their communities. Heritage Seeds, as a member of the Barenbrug Group, have embraced the concept and been actively involved in a number of community volunteering projects around the country. Here’s a sample of our efforts so far!
Puffing Billy Railway - Dandenong Office, May 2016
Over 2 days, 22 staff were re-planting native grasses & trees along the railway corridor & clearing weeds, such as ivy & cocksfoot for future re-vegetation projects along the Puffing Billy Railway.
Howlong Primary School - Howlong Research Team, December 2015
The Howlong Research team assisted their small local school of Howlong Primary, with weeding & mulching garden beds, green waste removal, tree pruning and moving school ground picnic tables.
This was a big help for a school of 208 students with a large and rambling school ground.
Bush Regeneration Day – Adelaide Office, September 2015
10 Heritage Seeds staff members spent the day helping the bush to heal itself by encouraging natural regeneration and managing environmental weeds as part of the “Bush for Life Program” in Cherry Gardens in the Adelaide Hills.