Committee members from the MGA Whittles Community Foundation went to visit the Forktree Project at Carrickalinga on 23rd March.
The 53ha degraded farmland is being transformed to regenerate all native plants local to the area to bring back various native animals, insects and birds. By doing this it will remove tens of thousands of tonnes of carbon. The average Australian’s carbon footprint each year is approximately 25 tonnes.
Tim Jarvis AM who leads this project is an environmental scientist, author, film maker and public speaker. He is a Global Ambassador to international sustainability organisation Worldwide Fund for Nature.
Tim harvests his own seeds with the help of many volunteers with specially designed garden beds. He harvests and grows seedlings for the likes of Botanical Gardens, Morialta Conservation Park etc all in the aim of reducing our carbon footprint to create a better future for our kids and the environment.