When Karen saw a notice on Facebook about a special event upcoming involving planting trees in the community we thought we would check it out. It turns out this is a pretty big deal all around Australia. There are hundreds of areas in the country where people can go and take part. We were very fortunate in that one of the areas was just a few blocks away.

Hard at Work
The parks workers from the City of Wanneroo dropped the seedlings around the park/reserve. The volunteers just had to plant them where they lay.

Communication was excellent and gloves and trowels were provided. The workers from the City of Wanneroo were very helpful and pleasant. It was fun to get out and work with community minded individuals and do something productive.

Getting Dirty
All the seedlings were grown from seeds collected in the region. It was a great insight into the effort it takes to have beautiful parks.
Smiling now....not so much later
We spend a lot of time walking in local parks, so it was nice to give a bit back.

National Tree Day started in Australia in 1996 and has planted more than 24 million trees. The group at the park we were at put just under 3000 in the ground today.

As an added bonus the organisers supplied lunch after we were all done. A great way to spend a morning.
All Done
A fun day and very satisfying. If you ever get the chance to take part we would strongly encourage you.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

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