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ACTIVITIES Eco-Action Environment

planter bags and keep them irrigated until they grow large enough to be planted out. The schools also provide students to help with planting and maintenance. Eco-Action has partnership agreements in place with the Christchurch City Council for the QEII site and a separate lease from Land Information New Zealand for land opposite Anzac Drive. More Red Zone land will be leased as we plant up the green spine forest park envisaged beside the Avon-O ¯ ta ¯ karo river. A dedicated and expanding team, initiated by Head of Environment Jordy Annand, donated an hour each

At year end we have planted around 3000 native plants and trees in both the Christchurch Red Zone and the QEII Adventure Nature Trail. Many thanks to the students, staff and communities of Shirley Boys’ High School, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, St Margaret’s College, The Cathedral Grammar School and College, as well as the members of the public who have helped out. College’s Boarding Programme, Year 10 Immerse & Inspire students, and the prefect group have provided the bulk of College volunteers who worked very well on Sunday mornings to get the plants into the ground.

Eco-Action Nursery Trust CC57147 ( was formed by teachers David Newton, Dr Graeme Swanson and Roger Millar to coordinate the growing and planting out of native plants and trees into the Christchurch Red Zone. The seed is eco sourced, collected and germinated at College. It is pricked out and grown for a year in 50x50 pots before being supplied, along with excellent potting mix donated by Canterbury Landscape Supplies (CLS), a full nursery kit and training, to schools to nurture in their satellite nurseries. They then pot up the small plants into larger PB3


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