News

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,...

26 July 2019
2019 planting day our biggest ever!
The annual Grow West Community Planting Day was held on Sunday 21 July with 300 people planting 4,000 indigenous plants. A huge thank you to everyone that helped out on the day and to our wonderful...

23 June 2019
Register now for the Grow West Community Planting Day 2019
Green thumbs are invited to roll up their sleeves and help plant 4000 native plants in Melbourne’s west at the 14th annual Grow West Community Planting Day. The 2019 planting day will be held on Sunday...

14 June 2019
Alison Durham wins Grow West Art Prize 2019
Grow West is a proud sponsor of the Rotary Club of Bacchus Marsh's annual Art Sale and Exhibition and each year offers the Grow West Landscape Art Prize. Artists of all levels are invited to enter...

3 June 2019
Date set for 2019 planting day
Preparations are well underway for Grow West’s annual Community Planting Day! This year's event will be held on Sunday 21st July in Ingliston. PPWCMA project coordinators, Helena and Emma, along with...

15 April 2019
Grow West celebrates 15 years
15 years ago, the Grow West program was established by local landholders and organisations in response to serrated tussock, rabbits and erosion issues. Thanks to a clear vision and passion community,...