Wanted: Old rabbit traps
RUSTED and forgotten old rabbit traps, shears and small farm implements are
in demand for a new culturally-sensitive garden.
Boort District Health is developing the garden that clinical services director Donna Doyle says will give a nod to the district’s farming culture through new artworks
that will be created from the old tools and implements.
“Most of our residents have some connection with the land. We hope families will bring in pieces that are of significance to residents,” she said.
Board member Laurie Maxsted will use old hand shears, garden forks, shovels, small auger bits, pitch fork heads, sprockets and rabbit traps to make the artworks.
“We hope there will be some really interesting things for the garden,” Donna
said. “If anyone has old small implements and tools, they can let us know.”
She said the garden, an area of reflection, would also include a water feature and
indigenous plants. “We are working with the Dja Dja Wurrung for a culturally inclusive
area,” Donna said.