SCARECROWS have always been associated with taking care of food crops and numbers of a much friendlier version, carecrows, are popping up across the Mornington Peninsula.
A peninsula-based Carecrow Club formed during the state’s sixth COVID lockdown is urging householders to make and display a carecrow in their front yard to lift spirits and provide support for mental health.
“It is hoped that the Carecrow campaign will lift our spirits, offer a sense of fun and community for all, and is not intended to be a competition,” Heather Forbes-McKeon, of McCrae, said.
The carecrows can be made from anything around the home, such as disposable objects, fabric, sticks, wood and plastic bottles. We don’t wish to encourage people to go out shopping for materials.”
There is no size limit, but carecrows are most often 1.1 to 1.5 metres high.
Ms Forbes-McKeon said the peninsula’s carecrow “campaign” started with the onset of spring and “as with the lockdown, there is no clear end date”.
A promotional film is in production and carecrow is at facebook.com/carecrowclub and Instagram, add the hashtags #Carecrowclub #communityspirit #lockdownfun #scarecrows