Our planet is large, complex and diverse, and global environmental challenges can feel overwhelming. With increasing awareness of species extinction and fears of climate collapse, there are growing calls for everyone to act.
But where do we start?
At Evodia Australia, we are starting in our own backyard. We are starting at grassroots.
The Evodia Grassroots Conservation Fund backs local environmental conservation projects here in Australia that create real and meaningful impact.
Thank you for choosing Evodia Australia. Every purchase goes towards The Evodia Grassroots Conservation Fund.
WERRIBEE WETLANDS, AUSTRALIAN GUMS PLANTING PROJECT
At our first project we planted over 500 Australian gums in Werribee, Victoria working as part of continued efforts to revegetate the wetlands to enhance biodiversity and habitat complexity in the area. Australian gums can grow up to 15 meters tall and provide shelter and homes to birds and wildlife. In addition to that they will assist in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis whereby carbon is stored in their leaves, branches, stems, bark and roots.
ELWOOD BEACH, COASTAL TEA TREE & SHRUB REGENERATION PROJECT
The detrimental impact of human activity means the environment needs our help to revegetate and regenerate. At our second Evodia Grassroots Conservation Fund project, we planted 1500 native trees in Elwood, Victoria to help build back up the natural landscape. These native tea trees and shrubs help draw carbon out of the air down into the soil, improve soil structure and water holding capacity, while restoring habitats for up to 50 coastal birds. This regeneration project will have a long-lasting positive impact on the whole ecosystem.
WOODLANDS HISTORIC SITE, NATIVE GRASSES LIFE CYCLE PROJECT
Over the past 200 years, Victoria’s native grasslands have been devastated, with less than 0.5% remaining today. Home to many threatened flora and fauna species, including the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, these grasslands are now the most critically endangered ecosystem in Australia.
Across 2020, The Evodia Grassroots Conservation Fund is working with our partners, Conservation Volunteers Australia, to roll out a native grass life cycle project at the Woodlands Historic Site, Victoria, and help rebuild one of the last pockets of grasslands.
Seed harvesting is an important step in the whole revegetation process. To kickstart the project, we brought our friends and family to harvest hundreds of native grass seeds to be raised and planted in the future.
UPDATE: Despite COVID-19 and physical distancing requirements in the state of Victoria, this project is still underway! We look forward to bringing you updates on this project throughout the year.
Themeda Triandra or Kangaroo Grass, a perennial tussock-forming grass.