Planting 2000 trees for Cooriemungle dairy farmers

A Geelong business woman is using her Otways roots to help two dairy farmers plant 2000 trees. 

Green thumps support: Green Hip store owner Olivia Thwaites will help plant 2000 trees this Saturday on a Cooriemungle property as part of biodiversity month.

Green thumps support: Green Hip store owner Olivia Thwaites will help plant 2000 trees this Saturday on a Cooriemungle property as part of biodiversity month.

Cooriemungle farmers Annie and Steve Watson who manage 500 head, said they were thrilled to receive the help from Green Hip store owner Olivia Thwaites.

Ms Thwaites said she grew up in the south-west and now sells workwear for women, pledging to plant one native tree, grass or shrub for every item sold. 

She said she couldn’t wait to get down and dirty for the planting day on Saturday.

Ms Thwaites said teaching the next generation about biodiversity and helping dairy farmers in a time of need was important. 

“It’s going to be a fantastic day,” she said.

“I love giving back to the environment and it will be great to share this experience with family and friends.”

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