Working Bees

Autumn weather is the perfect time to put on your gloves and sturdy boots and join us at our working bees.

BYO gloves and hat and basic tools (e.g. weeding fork).

[Feel free to bring a brushcutter ? – FOCH can reimburse you for fuel and string.]

The focus for this season is weeding, tidying and clearing. No more planting for a while.

Normally we meet at one of the two picnic tables. If in doubt contact Jan Thompson at or on 0412 499 872.

Dates for the next working bees:

We’re continuing to trial a once per month ‘come-one-come-all’ schedule on the third Sunday of each month 10am thru 12noon.

Forthcoming dates are therefore: 15th May and 19th June (i.e. no working bee during the Easter break).

For more information, please contact Jan Thompson on 0412 499 872 or via

Planting August 8 2020
Planting August 8 2020
A well earned morning tea.
Weeding around plants.

After brush cutting and raking out the debris on Smith Creek

So why not become a volunteer?

• It’s fun and good exercise and you get to meet people and make friends
• Learn more about native plants and wild life
• Help save a piece of Daylesford’s history
• Do something for the environment
AND besides we always serve good coffee and cake at working bees and events!!!

The Friends profile is forever being enhanced by the different skills each member brings. As a group we are open to different ideas and relish creativity. You may have a skill you would like to offer and it does not need to be of the manual labour variety. Maybe you are a whizz with a camera and would like to create a wild flower album, perhaps history is your interest, maybe website maintenance. We don’t know until you tell us so please email to or check us out on Facebook.

The team gather at the April Working Bee.
A working bee cuppa
‘Liz and Judy doing their bit cutting and painting broom and gorse with Vigilant’


Ivon Watt, a whizz with a brush-cutter who has single handedly made sure that gorse and broom along the entire Smiths creek corridor has been cut down.
Vale Murray Winter, aka Muzza. A great weed warrior!