Friends of Geraldton Gardens (FroGGs) are having a Wish Tree event at Maitland Park this Saturday 21 March.
The inaugural event is being held on Harmony Day in partnership with Million Trees Geraldton to celebrate our connection with plants from a local and a global perspective.
“Tree and garden initiatives have links to the future: sustainable environments, the effects of climate change, and the socio-economic wellbeing of society in general,” said event organiser, Deborah Cain. “Reinforcing open dialogue and the exchange of ideas about gardening can be a holistic way of absorbing and acknowledging cultural diversity in the Greater City of Geraldton in its public spaces and individual home gardens. At the same time, facilitating an approach to respecting specific native plants.”
People passing by the Wish Tree can stop and talk about trees, parks, and gardens in Geraldton. This dialogue can then be translated into writing a wish. To find out more about FROGGS, registrations to become members of the Friends of Geraldton Gardens can be completed on the day. Or, by providing emails contacts, people can go on a list for communication about other events.
Through this activityin the form of a Yoko Ono-styled art installation, the community can share their inspiration and hopes for the parks and gardens of Geraldton and the Mid West by writing “I wish…” and their ideas on a tag and hanging it on the Wish Tree.
Saturday 21 March 2015
Where: Maitland Park
Contact the Event Organiser Deborah Cain 0477 947 140