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Sowing the seeds is as easy as click and collect in Maitland

Are you a Maitland green thumb keen to up your native flora game in 2021?

Well you’re in luck because Maitland Council’s Native Seedling Giveaway is back for 2021 and this year, it couldn’t be easier.

That’s because for the first time, the event is being trialled in a click and collect format and registrations are open now until the allocation of seedling packs is exhausted.

All you have to do is head here pick a timeslot that suits best, and turn up to Maitland Netball Clubhouse in Maitland Park to pick up tour pack.

One pack of seedlings will be available per household and must be collected in the registered timeslot.

The pack contains a standard mix of six seedlings from an assortment of 28 native species, including Grevillea, Bottle Brush, Kangaroo Paw, Lomandra, Lilly Pilly and Hardenbergia.

‘The giveaway is about increasing greening on properties around Maitland, using native species that are well suited to the local environment and providing food and shelter for native bird and animal species,” Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager Catherine Pepper said.

“The move to click and collect is designed to make the Giveaway accessible for more people, less waiting in queues and a faster process on the day for the community, and increased COVID Safety.”

Head here for more information on the Native Seedling Giveaway and, as always, a driver’s licence or rates notice will be required as proof of residence when collecting seedlings.

One hour timeslots are available from 8am to 9am from Monday 22 March to Wednesday 25 March as well as two timeslots on Saturday 27 March between 8am and 10.30am.