• Hannah Phillips

Helping Hand for Barossa Bushgardens

The Barossa Bushgardens are gearing up to welcome 135 members of the Pernod Ricard Winemakers team to assist with planting 3000 - 4000 new Barossa species on June 7.

It's being done as part of Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ ‘Responsib’ALL Day’, when each year, more than 18,500 Pernod Ricard employees from across the globe spend a day away from their usual activities to undertake important volunteer work within local communities.

This is the third year The Barossa Council and Pernod Ricard Winemakers have worked together to benefit the community, and this year all hands will be on deck to help transform the Barossa Bushgardens.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers and Conservation Australia Volunteers will assist in planting thousands of native Barossa plant species, as well as other activities including removing soil and weeds from Research Road fenceline, and helping plan the Dementia Friendly Garden.

Mayor Bob Sloane said Council is proud to be working collaboratively with Pernod Ricard Winemakers and charity partner, Conservation Volunteers Australia.

“This is a significant opportunity for the Barossa Bushgardens to increase the diversity of plants in just one day.

"Normally these tasks would take our volunteers months to complete but many hands make light work.

"We are looking forward to seeing the transformation on the ground.

“The results that have been achieved through our partnership with Pernod Ricard Winemakers are remarkable.

“It really is a positive example of how partnerships like this can make improvements that benefit our community," he said.

Helen Strachan, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director at Pernod Ricard Winemakers, said Responsib’ALL Day gives Pernod Ricard teams across the world the opportunity to invest time and effort into their local communities.

“Responsib’ALL Day is a global initiative that involves 18,500 employees around the world, who close down operations for a day to give back,” she said.

“Pernod Ricard Winemakers are proud to support the Barossa.

"We believe that businesses have a responsibility to be leaders in environmental protection.

"Responsib’ALL Day actively supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals; Goal 15 “Life on land” and Goal 6 “Clean water and sanitation.”

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