Rejuvenation

Today is all about reshaping the area of land we just mined and collecting seeds for planting before summer and the ‘rainy’ season. Being able to regenerate the land we have used is not only our responsibility but also my absolute pleasure. Maintaining the biodiversity and biological health of this beautiful country is very important to me. First, we shape and restore the mullock heaps to blend back into the landscape. Then we re-plant. Because we mine hard areas, we have very little naturally occurring topsoil. Luckily, we do have some of the hardiest local plant species on our doorstep. The seeds I have collected are all from local species in the surrounding area including the dwarf Scarlet Hop bush, Grey Cassia bush and the Turpentine bush. To grow out here these plants have to be tough! I can’t wait to see how this area looks when we come back next season.