Jane Shepherd of RMIT has worked tirelessly in collaboration with Alistair
Phillips of Moreland City Council, over a period of 7 years to investigate
and promote the use of indigenous plant materials in a range of urban
settings throughout the Moreland municipality.
Within an appreciation of
similar movements overseas, she has placed herself within the context of the
long struggle for garden use of Australian plants, and has vigorously
promoted her ideas amongst her students and more widely throughout the
known of her projects is Moreland Parkland where the theoretical ideas of
plant use and management have been very effectively trialled by Jane,
Alistair, Moreland Council and others in the community.
Commendation is awarded particularly in response to the consistent and
extensive body of work.