To encourage people to take positive action for the environment, the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (AABR) held a free seminar at Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday 3rd October, 2013.
The occasion marked a change within the organisation. For the first time in its 25-year history, AABR has opened its membership to anyone interested in helping the environment, not just qualified bush regenerators.
The seminar was booked out, the speakers were impressive entertaining and thought provoking, there was an interesting array of stalls, and the lunch was delicious. Unexpected cold, wet weather provided a challenge but we worked around it. Feedback has been very positive, with a strong call to make it a regular event. We are listening!
Photo above: Many attendees picked Paul Gibson-Roy’s presentation as a favourite. He talked about the importance of getting the groundcovers right first in a restoration project, and how to achieve it. His slide says “and by increasing understorey complexity and restoring habitat, watch the biodiversity ‘bloom’ in unexpected (or maybe not so unexpected) ways!!!