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Bees in my garden

Bees in my garden

August 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
South Perth Community Centre, South Terrace & Sandgate Street, South Perth WA 6151, Australia

Learn from an accredited Beekeeper on how to have healthy bees living and working in your garden. Find out the best location in your garden, what bees like to feed on, environmental considerations, techniques for managing bees and much more.

This workshop will give you a holistic approach to your garden including; soil health, managing weeds, flowering plants that bees like, managing pests and much more.

Free workshop. Light refreshments provided.

https://southperth.wa.gov.au/discover/whats-on/Events/

Edible Weeds Forage

Edible Weeds Forage

August 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

Would you like to have access to free nutritionally dense food, Right at your doorstep?
All around us are growing some incredible plants that are better for you than the vegetables you are striving to grown in your veggie garden. And in some cases they are healing and highly prized medicinal plants or considered gourmet in other cultures. Yes I’m talking about weeds… Edible Weeds.

The weeds in your garden are probably growing like crazy. If you would like to spend your weekends weeding than this workshop is not the place for you. In this workshop we teach you to understand your weeds, giving you simple organic solutions to your weed control problem, No more need to spray harsh and harmful chemicals that can damage your families health.

Learn more about your weeds and learn what the weeds are telling you about your soil and eco system.
Learn what weeds to prioritize the removal of and which are useful.
Learn hands on strategies to deal with your “weed problem”.

You will see “weeds” very differently after this event, we promise.
Cost: $50
http://www.gaiasorganicgardens.com.au/events-and-workshops/

Small Space, Big Harvest: An Intro to Urban Permaculture

Small Space, Big Harvest: An Intro to Urban Permaculture

August 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am – August 26, 20184:30 pm
Jarrahdale Primary School, 20 Wanliss St, Jarrahdale WA 6124, Australia

Join us as we explore ways you can use permaculture design thinking to maximise productivity in your house and backyard systems. This hands on intensive course will cover:

Permaculture design groundwork (the principles and ethics of permaculture)
Looking at your space with permaculture eyes (designing for productivity)
Creative ideas for growing more food on small urban blocks (small inputs, large outputs)
The basics of organic veg and or fruit tree systems (All about soils, pests and weeds – edible and not so)
Nutrient cycling (composting, worms, small animals and human energy systems)
“Oh but I rent..” (movable permaculture systems)
Fostering your permaculture learning (further education, resources,networks and permaculturing your community)

Please take note: this course will have you ‘up and doing’, not just watching powerpoints – as we make wicking beds, explore worm farms and compost, plant and harvest in a school garden, explore the magic of soil biology, meet like minded people, eat delicious locally sourced food and actively grow our permaculture thinking together.

Cost: $115 – $200
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/small-space-big-harvest-an-intro-to-urban-permaculture-august-tickets-46789750403

Utilise the Edges

Utilise the Edges

August 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
John Wellard Community Centre, Cnr Runnymede Gate and The Strand, Wellard, Runnymede Gate, Wellard WA 6170, Australia

Pete Olds, founder of Verge Garden Projects Australia, will explore verge gardening from the perspective of soil science, community connection and local laws. Pete will discuss the benefits of community involvement in the use of verge gardens for water wise, endemic native, biodiverse and edible abundant landscapes.

Free event.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/utilise-the-edges-verge-garden-projects-australia-with-pete-olds-tickets-47957237388

Future-Proof Your Garden with Nancy Scades

Future-Proof Your Garden with Nancy Scades

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Australian Native Nursery, 141 King Rd, Oakford WA 6121, Australia

Nancy Scade, owner and operator of the Australian Native Nursery, will share her experiences in developing thriving native gardens that will withstand Perth’s decreasing rainfall and increasing temperatures. Techniques explored will include wind protection and hardening plants.

Free event.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/future-proof-your-garden-with-nancy-scades-tickets-47957373796

Prepping for change: Wild edibles

Prepping for change: Wild edibles

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gidgegannup Hall, 2171 Old Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup WA 6083, Australia

Survivalism is gaining traction in popular culture with writers and film producers regularly providing the next apocalyptic possibility and the strategies needed to survive it. In this workshop by Stacey Smithers from Powderbark Permaculture, we capture the imagination of the audience with the question of ‘what could you eat if the food system collapsed?’ Stacey will introduce the audience to the abundance of edible weeds growing locally as well as other wild edibles such as insects!

Free event.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/prepping-for-change-wild-edibles-tickets-46314279256

SOR Seed Savers

SOR Seed Savers

August 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Willagee Community Centre, Archibald St & Winnacott St, Willagee WA 6156, Australia

Sort and bag your seeds and bring them along to swap and share with others.

The City of Melville is also handing out native seeds at the door.

Run by Fremantle Permaculture.

Part time Permaculture Design Certificate

Part time Permaculture Design Certificate

August 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
PCYC, 34 Paget St, Hilton WA 6163, Australia

Join us for and inspiring, practical and life changing permaculture design course.
This part-time course will provide you with the skills to build resilience into your existing landscapes – at home, in your family, in your communities and beyond.

Major topics in this course include:
– permaculture design for regeneration
– drought-proofing your landscape
– creating food gardens
– building local communities

Permaculture provides you with a design system thinking that will extend far beyond your back garden. It is a tool box to draw upon as we are faced with uncertainty and questions. Permaculture facilitates us to focus on making better decisions, once we understand we have a choice.
The first part-time Permaculture Design Course being offered in Perth in nearly 2 years! This course is based on the 72 hour curriculum as set by the Permaculture Institute of Australia and is being run as 4 day blocks as;
Friday 17th – Monday 20th August
Friday 14th – Monday 17th September and the weekend of 6th -7th October.

Course fee $1,300
**15% Early Bird Discount Applies before 30 June**
https://peasperthpdc.wixsite.com/peas/courses

Small Space Big Harvest – an introduction to Urban Permaculture

Small Space Big Harvest – an introduction to Urban Permaculture

August 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
South Perth Community Centre, South Terrace & Sandgate Street, South Perth WA 6151, Australia

Join local permaculture expert Stacey Smithers to explore the ways you can use permaculture design thinking to maximise productivity in your house and backyard systems.

This hands-on intensive course will cover permaculture design, nutrient cycling and solutions for renters.

Free workshop, but bookings essential.
https://southperth.wa.gov.au/discover/whats-on/Events/events-detail/2018/08/15/default-calendar/small-space-big-harvest—an-introduction-to-urban-permaculture

Veggie patch design

Veggie patch design

August 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gosnells Knowledge Centre, 2232D Albany Hwy, Gosnells WA 6110, Australia

Do you want to start growing your own vegetables? Join us for this presentation on veggie patch design with Powderbark Permaculture. Topics will include: where to put your patch; how to improve your yield through good design (especially in small spaces); what structures and materials work best and why; how to build your soil biology; as well as tips for avoiding common mistakes.

Free event.
Contact the City of Gosnells on (08) 9391 6000 or library_queries@gosnells.wa.gov.au to register.

Edible Weeds Workshop

Edible Weeds Workshop

August 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jarrahdale Primary School, 20 Wanliss St, Jarrahdale WA 6124, Australia

Interested in foraging for your own food, ‘re-wilding’ or ‘undomesticating’ your diet, or just adding more nutrient rich ingredients to your dinner plate – join us for an afternoon exploring the abundant world of edible weeds. Learn which weeds you can eat, how to collect them, why they are so good for you and how to use them in your recipes. This workshop culminates in the preparation of delicious weed inspired afternoon tea.

Tickets $30
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/edible-weeds-workshop-tickets-47156089132

The verge of change with Sabrina Hahn

The verge of change with Sabrina Hahn

August 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hidden Specialty Coffee, 21 Page Rd, Kelmscott WA 6111, Australia

Join change maker, story teller and master gardener, Sabrina Hahn, as we explore the wonderful world of verge gardening. The humble verge has become a hot topic as local residents become more interested in waterwise, habitat and edible gardens. Find out what you can and can’t do with your verge in the City of Armadale and explore the possibilities from street trees and ornamentals to native shrubs and edibles.

Free workshop.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-verge-of-change-with-sabrina-hahn-tickets-46213349372

Designing for Change with Stacey Smithers

Designing for Change with Stacey Smithers

August 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jarrahdale Primary School, 20 Wanliss St, Jarrahdale WA 6124, Australia

Increasing temperatures and decreasing rainfall present unique challenges to Perth gardeners. This workshop, presented by Permaculture expert Stacey Smithers, will upskill participants to design their food gardens for optimum productivity and resilience.

Free event.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/designing-for-change-with-stacey-smithers-tickets-47956782026

Growing Good Gardens Workshop

Growing Good Gardens Workshop

August 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Baldivis Community Garden, Amberley Dve, Baldivis, Western Australia

A FREE hands on, community workshop, held by Baldivis Community Garden with Special Guest Chris Ferreira from The Forever Project.

Lots of giveaways!
Attendees will make and take home their own sensational veggie grow bag, complete with a suite of organic growing products!

YOU WILL LEARN:
* Composting and converting your waste into rich plant food
* Growing nutrient dense, organic veggies in containers
* Rejuvenating your Veggie Beds
* Easy Micro Greens
* Making Microbrial Brews
* Effective, integrated Pest and Weed Management

TO CLAIM YOUR FREE SEAT:
Please email: communitywa@frasersproperty.com.au ASAP.

Beginners Guide to Permaculture

Beginners Guide to Permaculture

August 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Environment House, 125 King William St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia

Permaculture was created in the 1970’s by Bill Mollison, an Australian ecologist and University of Tasmania professor. He had spent many years researching how natural systems worked and was interested in how we could design agriculture to make use of our natural environment, creating a self-sustaining energy system. There are many simple design choices you can implement in your garden to grow successful crops; save you time and money; use the resources you have available; and increase the biodiversity of your local environment. This short introduction may lead to greater things. A Landscape Architect recently told us that this workshop has completely changed the way he approaches his garden designs for clients!

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beginners-guide-to-permaculture-tickets-47885145760

Praise bees

Praise bees

August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Kelmscott Community Garden (Inc.), 55 River Rd, Kelmscott WA 6111, Australia

Come along to the garden and discover the important role that bees play in food production and our wider ecosystem. Learn about bee keeping and discover great uses for bees wax including reusable wraps and candles.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/praise-bees-tickets-47807549668

Restoring Carbon in Soil

Restoring Carbon in Soil

August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Keysbrook Community Hall, Keysbrook, Western Australia

Dr Christine Jones is an internationally recognised and highly respected soil ecologist and founder of Carbon for Life. She has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management techniques that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate soil nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create new topsoil. This symposium will explore regenerative agriculture and help landholders understand how these ideas can be implemented in a local context.

This event includes morning and afternoon teas, plus lunch, PLUS a 20 litre bag of Humicarb from CWise to take home to improve your garden soil health!

NOTE: Bookings are essential! A $50 Refundable Deposit for this event is required and will be refunded subject to attendance at the event. If you do NOT attend the event we will be unable to provide a refund.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/restoring-carbon-in-agricultural-soils-with-christine-jones-tickets-42704489277

Plant Propagation Workshop

Plant Propagation Workshop

August 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am – August 12, 20183:30 pm
Landsdale Farm School, 80 Landsdale Rd, Darch WA 6065, Australia

Learn how to propagate WA native plants for your home garden.
A two-day hands-on weekend workshop with expert guidance on propagation techniques, and talks from a variety of speakers.

Cost is $50 for the 2 days, which includes all meals and activities, plus a ‘How to Propagate’ booklet.
Greg Keighery will be the Saturday night guest speaker on “Something Old, New, Beautiful and Blue – Wildflowers for the Garden”.

Overnight accommodation will be available on the Saturday night in the Farm School bunkhouse for $30.

http://www.wildflowersocietywa.org.au/event/plant-propagation-workshop/

All things bees

All things bees

August 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Kelmscott Community Garden (Inc.), 55 River Rd, Kelmscott WA 6111, Australia

Pick up the kids from school and head into the garden to explore the wonderful world of bees.
Kelmscott Community Garden volunteers will provide honey tasting, bees wax candle making and everyone will leave with a biodegradable seedling pot.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-things-bees-tickets-47807318978

Permaculture Living Course

Permaculture Living Course

August 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
West Stirling Neighbourhood House, 228 Hancock St, Doubleview WA 6018, Australia

This 25-hour course will teach you how to live more sustainably and ethically.

Topics of this course include sustainable food, growing a garden, propagation and seed saving, composting, processing your harvest, low waste living, and more.

You will learn about the ethics and principles of permaculture and you will receive lots of techniques and skills on how to reduce your environmental footprint on the earth.

Each session will contain a theoretical and a practical session and you will walk away with your own individual garden plan, wax food wraps, homemade pickles, produce bags, and seeds, to name just a few.

$300, incl. printed booklet, practical activities with products to take home and tea breaks with nibbles.

Contact Martina at info@dandelionpermaculture.com.au or Marina at info@eduveg.com.au
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=393004&

Light farming

Light farming

August 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eric Senior Pavilion and Oval, 1409 Karnup Rd, Serpentine WA 6125, Australia

Dr Christine Jones is an internationally recognised and highly respected soil ecologist and founder of Carbon for Life. She has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management techniques that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate soil nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create new topsoil. This symposium will explore regenerative agriculture and help landholders understand how these ideas can be implemented in a local context.

Your ticket for this even includes morning and afternoon teas, plus lunch, PLUS a 20 litre bag of Humicarb from CWise to take home to improve your garden soil health!

Tickets $40
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/amazing-carbon-light-farming-with-christine-jones-tickets-47635801966

Worm Farming Workshop

Worm Farming Workshop

August 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coolbellup Community Hub, 90 Cordelia Ave, Coolbellup, Western Australia

Worms are a great way to convert your kitchen food waste into fertiliser. They convert the waste into both liquid fertiliser and castings that are great for plants. You will learn all about the art of worm farming with a hands-on demonstration.

This workshop is part of the Organic Cockburn resident subsidy program. You can purchase a subsidised worm farm for $85 on the night or simply join us to learn more about recycling organic waste at home.

Tickets $5. Register online at Ticketbooth.
https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/events/24045

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management

August 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cockburn Libraries, 9 Coleville Cres, Spearwood WA 6163, Australia

Learn about Integrated Pest Management, which aims to prevent infestation in the first place.
Discover the “Pest Triangle” approach which looks at the pest, the plant and the environment, and how when you alter one you can regain a healthy balance in your garden.

Gain an understanding of:
-Why you get pests & how to identify them
-Monoculture vs polyculture
-Garden design & crop rotation
-Building plant resilience
-Three methods of control – physical, biological & spraying
-Companion planting has its place (& its huge!)
-Accepting that there will always be insect pests.

https://cockburn.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=28239&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018%2F08%2F01

Monthly kitchen, garden & produce swap & share

Monthly kitchen, garden & produce swap & share

July 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Stirling Square, Guildford WA 6055, Australia

A Transition Town Guildford market pop-up!

A place to share your excess garden produce, cuttings, seeds, homemade pickles & jams and any other garden things with other gardeners and garden cooks. No money changes hands here, we swap & share!

We set up at the eastern end (train car park side) of the markets. We are always happy to have a helping pair of hands or two to help us set up and pack away.

Come and check us out and have a chat to find out more. There is always plenty of excess and we love to share it.

Community Garden Produce Swap & Share

Community Garden Produce Swap & Share

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sept 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
RCNC Community Garden, Humphreys St, Lockyer, Western Australia

Come along to our monthly Produce Swap & Share! All welcome, bring excess produce, seeds, seedlings, cuttings, jars etc. Anything a suburban gardener might want or need! Or just come along for some interesting conversation, local knowledge and information. Cups of tea and coffee provided but please feel free to bring along some morning tea to share 🙂

Organic Gardening Workshop

Organic Gardening Workshop

August 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth

Join us for a fun afternoon of Organic Gardening Information!

In a world where the future is uncertain and for most of us money is tight we need to prepare ourselves for self-sustainability as best as we can.

Learning how to grow your own food for at minimal cost is a skill everyone should have. At our workshop you will learn these skills and more, preparing you for your future.

At our organic gardening workshop, you will learn the skills to grow food for the rest of your life, at a minimal cost. These lessons will help you get maximum yields out of your vegetable patches and increase your health and vitality.

Things we will cover in this workshop:

  • What happens to conventionally grown food and why it is best avoided
  • Vegetables you can regrow for free from scraps you would normally throw away
  • Growing superfoods for free
  • Growing spices for free
  • Seed Saving and storing for free lifelong supplies of seeds
  • Harvesting your produce for extending the lifespan of your vegetable patch
  • Storing and preserving your abundant harvest for a longer supply
  • Companion planting tips
  • Edible weeds – Free salad anyone?
  • Soil Health
  • Organic Pest Control
  • Organic Fertilizers

The course comes with a workbook with detailed instructions on the methods of organic gardening. I will also be providing a light lunch of delicious nutritionally dense organic superfoods, incorporating things I have grown at home in my kitchen or garden.

To secure your spot purchase your ticket via the link, be quick as numbers are limited.

Cost: $70
http://www.gaiasorganicgardens.com.au/events-and-workshops/

 

Swan Valley Happenings Events

Swan Valley Happenings Events

Swan Valley Swap Shuffle Share

May 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
August 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
November 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Swan Valley Gourmet B&B, 1056 Great Northern Hwy, Baskerville

Hate waste? Want to share seeds, plants, herbs, cuttings, excess produce, home-made stuff?

If that sounds like you, come along to the Swan Valley Swap Shuffle Share at 10am at West Swan Hall, opposite Mash Brewery, Henley Street and Park Street on the West side of the road.

We have heaps of fun – you can meet like-minded people and share a cuppa! Bring your travel mug, goodies to share and a smile! If you have nothing to bring, bring some morning tea. If your goodies aren’t taken, please take them home with you at the end.

 

Grafting and propagation

October 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
West Swan Hall, Lot 1 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook, Western Australia

Ever wanted to graft your own plant? Grow your own rootstock? Create multi-grafted plants? Welcome to our grafting and propagation workshop, held on October 8, 2017 from 10am to 12pm at Tass 1 Trees. At this workshop, Joe Tassone will show you how simple grafting is with practice. Learn to do chip/bud, cleft and top grafts and discuss other grafting related issues.
Pricing:
Financial members: $25.00
Non-members: $30.00
Workshop + membership: $50.00

 

Green Life Soil Co Events

Green Life Soil Co Events

 

Permaculture In Your Backyard

August 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Starting with a brief overview of how Permaculture came to be and the ethics & principles it’s based on, this workshop is designed for those gardeners who’ve had an interest in permaculture and are curious about applying it, even just a little bit.

If you’re not quite ready for the more headier design thinking process behind Permaculture, this workshop will give you the basic understanding of what goes on behind the scenes of a permaculture design. We will then focus on take home steps to give you the confidence to start applying these straight away to either a section of your property (or courtyard) or your entire property.

Time is given for question and answers throughout the session, and it will be an interactive and creative workshop.

This workshop precedes the “Permaculture Design for Beginners” course which is a more Introductory course for the design system thinking behind Permaculture.

Cost: $39

All workshops held at The Green Life Soil Co, 178 Farrall Road, Midvale.

Book via the website.

http://www.greenlifesoil.com.au/events

Hills Food Share

Hills Food Share

Held every third Sunday of the month, 9-10am
M J Morgan Reserve, Railway Tce, Glen Forrest

Upcomiang dates:
Sunday August 19 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday September 16 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday October 21 @ 9 – 10am

The Sharing Economy is alive in the Hills!

Bring your surplus garden produce: Fruit, Veggies, Plants, Cuttings, Seeds, even garden paraphernalia & books

Share what others bring… or just hang out & chat..
Eat really local food (talk to the person who grew it!)
Share cultivation & preparation tips
Come and be part of our growing community.

http://mt.org.au/?p=1083