Generosity in tough times: Council’s donation to Sunshine Butterflies

Council donated native trees and plants used to sustain bees and birds.

 Sunshine Butterflies Disability Support Charity were the lucky receivers of an incredible plant donation from Sunshine Coast Council last week.

Sunshine Coast Council attended Sunshine Butterflies to deliver native trees and shrubs to their Cooroibah based property ‘Our Backyard’ for Sunshine Butterflies members, volunteers and staff to plant.

Sunshine Butterflies received native trees and plants that were provided in response to the recent devastating bushfires across Australia. These species were specifically chosen as a food source for local native bees, birds and fauna.

It was a wonderful morning for all Involved as these two organisations joined forces to bring some spectacular things to life.

“By the council providing these native plants it helps to stimulate growth and beautify the grounds at Sunshine Butterflies, which in turns helps us to create a great atmosphere for people with disabilities to enjoy.” Damien Walsh, Sunshine Gardens Manager said.

It was rewarding for Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Butterflies to participate in what was both an educational and social experience.

Sunshine Butterflies 5-acre oasis ‘Our Backyard’ set in the Noosa country, is home to many trees, plants and greenery. While also being home to many of their animals that regularly roam the area, with the likes of guinea fowl, ducks and chickens to name just a few.

The grounds at Sunshine Butterflies are maintained by their social enterprise, Sunshine Gardens, who specialise in landscape design, construction and maintenance for the entire Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Cooloola regions. 100% of all profits from Sunshine Gardens go towards Sunshine Butterflies and its programs and projects.

‘Our Backyard’ offers many benefits to those living with a disability, It Is a place of learning and education and brings everyone together.

“Our members are always learning about native plants, the environment and animals in many of our programs, so bringing in more native plants and increasing our wildlife and growth is so important to us,” Damien said.


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