News

13 April 2021
Grow West Community Planting Day 2021
Green thumbs are invited to roll up their sleeves and help plant 4,000 native plants in Bacchus Marsh at the 15th annual Grow West Community Planting Day on Saturday 5th June. The annual planting day...

30 March 2021
Entries open for Grow West Art Prize 2021
Grow West is a proud sponsor of the Rotary Club of Bacchus Marsh Art Sale and Exhibition and is again running the Grow West Landscape Art Prize in 2021. Artists of all levels are invited to enter...

16 February 2021
Koala spotted at 2012 planting day site
Wildlife spotting is always exciting, but it's particularly thrilling when the species hasn't been seen in the area for a long time. This happened recently on David Muir’s property in Myrniong, where...

23 December 2020
2021 planting site revealed
Grow West is excited to announce that they are partnering with 15 Trees, Gardens for Wildlife and Moorabool Shire Council, for the 2021 Grow West Community Planting Day, which will be held at Kel Shields...

1 October 2020
Planting trees for a greener, brighter future
It has been a quiet year on the landscape change front, with only three sites participating in revegetation activities and the cancellation of a major community event. G.J Gardener Homes Bacchus Marsh...

4 September 2020
Protecting and connecting species in Melbourne’s west
For the last four years, the 'Protecting and connecting species and communities in Melbourne’s west' project has worked to protect and enhance threatened plants and animals in the Upper Werribee...

1 July 2020
Grow West Planting Day 2019 update
While the 2020 Grow West Community Planting Day has sadly been cancelled, we're please to report that the trees planted back in July 2019 as part of the 2019 planting day are doing very well. The...

6 December 2019
Bacchus Marsh Community Bank Branch supports 2020 planting day
The Grow West Community Planting Day has been an annual event for close to 15 years and has a seen a whopping 3,300 volunteers put 60,000 plants in the ground. It impact is huge, not only for the...

30 September 2019
Grow West’s Biodiversity Month video
The Victorian Government's Department of Land, Water, Environment and Planning (Grampians branch) paid Grow West a visit last week. To celebrate Biodiversity Month 2019 they've created a series...

9 September 2019
Photographic exhibition shows a greener, brighter future
A photographic exhibition on display at the Lerderderg Library in September is showcasing the biodiversity of the region and the positive impact of community environmental action. Grow West: A Greener,...