Annual Information Statement 2016
Section A: Charity Information
Basic Religious Charity:
Section B: Activities
Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Description of charity's activities and outcomes:
Seed Collection, Plant Propagation and Distribution110 endemic plant species representative of remnant plant communities at risk or degraded in the regional Geraldton area were propagated at the Drylands Foundations nursery. 18,000 plants were produced for sale and distribution to the regional community. Over 125 heirloom seed varieties were grown to maintain the Foundations seedbank. Over 150 gardeners, locally and nationally, bought these seeds.Field ConsultationHOPE Community Services Inc. engaged the Foundation to help set up a sustainable horticulture facility for rehabilitation programme participants. The Foundation provided field consultation in the identification of bush food and associated plant communities to the Bundiyarra Aboriginal Corporation.An Iseeka farmer engaged the Foundation in revegetation project to collect seed, grow and plant 6000 endemic species seedlings of to link on-farm areas of remnant vegetation. Soil Conservation and Soil Biology ResearchWorm Towers, as household solutions to recycle household kitchen wastes and build soil fertility were trialed on the farm and monitored for effectiveness. The Foundation began small trials of in mushroom propagation for food production and land rehabilitation at the Foundations demonstration farm. Education and Training Thirty adult volunteers engaged with the Foundations on-farm activities. These activities included nursery propagation, seed saving and maintenance of the demonstration farm. The Foundation managed and delivered a grant project on sustainability and environment to Midwest early childhood services to National Quality Framework standards. Work experience for twenty school students in organic horticulture and recycling projects was provided to Strathalbyn Christian College.Ten Geraldton-based LEAP (Learning Education and Practice) teenage participants attended weekly work experience in plant propagation and grounds maintenance.Develop and Maintain Demonstration FacilitiesPreliminary site works of the new teaching facilities was completed to meet ongoing demand for practical training in sustainability in the region.Funding was obtained to upgrade nursery propagation benches to improve ergonomics for nursery workers and volunteers, and improve plant propagation outcomes. Trials began of the Flow hive system to access their effectiveness for Midwest beekeepers.PartneringThe delivery of Environmental Sustainability to Early Childcare Education and Care (ECEC) Services project in the Midwest, with Kids Hub Inc. was completed. NACC engaged the Foundation to provide workshops in Midwest regional towns on waterwise and biodiverse garden and seed saving. Participative seed collection and native plant identification workshops were run for the Carnamah Land Council and Yarra Yarra Management Group.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period:
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period:
General community within Australia
Section C: Human Resources
- Part time employees: 1
- Estimated number of volunteers: 30
Section D: Finance
Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period:
Charity's 2016 reporting period:
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
2016 Financial report:
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Income and Expenses
Income Statement summary
Donations and bequests:
All other revenue:
Other income (for example, gains):
Total gross income:
Grants and donations made for use in Australia:
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia:
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