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Waterwise Irrigation Workshop

Waterwise Irrigation Workshop

December 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
South Perth Community Centre, South Terrace & Sandgate Street, South Perth WA 6151, Australia

Learn all about waterwise garden watering, including step-by-step demonstrations showing how to set common irrigation controllers.

With over 40% of household water used outdoors, our gardens are a great place to start make savings. Ensuring you are watering to best suit the needs of your garden and lawn, without wasting water can result in big water savings. This free workshop will answer these common questions, and many more, to help make your garden waterwise.

Delivered in partnership with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, the Water Corporation and City of South Perth.

Cost is free, bookings are essential.
https://southperth.wa.gov.au/discover/whats-on/Events/events-detail/2017/12/13/default-calendar/waterwise-irrigation-workshop

Wicking Beds and Container Gardening with Fiona Blackham

Wicking Beds and Container Gardening with Fiona Blackham

December 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Southern River Community Garden, 80 Anaconda Drive, Gosnells, Western Australia, Australia

Perth’s sandy soil does not lend itself to water retention. Nutrients in the soil are becoming more unattainable to our plants as winter rains become less reliable.

Wicking beds are an easy way to container plant with the added bonus of being almost self watering. They can be moved with you, moved around your property to chase the sun, hide from the wind or come closer to the back door when they’re ready for harvesting.

Learn how to build and create wicking gardens either in containers or in the ground by using recycled materials that are either free or for a minimal cost.

Free to garden members – $5.00 for non members.

To register email srcginfo@gmail.com or phone 6161 1542

DIY Waterwise Irrigation Workshop

DIY Waterwise Irrigation Workshop

December 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Canning River Eco Education Centre, Kent St & Queens Park Rd, Wilson WA 6107, Australia

Learn all about efficient garden watering including step by step demonstrations showing how to set up common irrigation controllers.

Bookings essential please contact CREEC on 9461 7160 or creec@canning.wa.gov.au

Waterwise Irrigation Workshop

Waterwise Irrigation Workshop

December 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Victoria Park WA 6100, Australia

As part of the Waterwise Council Program, the Town of Victoria Park will be hosting a Waterwise Irrigation Workshop. This is free and open to all residents.

Sponsored by Water Corporation and the Town of Victoria Park, and presented by South West Metropolitan TAFE horticulture professionals, the workshop is intended to provide an overview of garden watering and irrigation controller set-up.

With over 40% of household water used outdoors, our gardens are great places to start looking at where we can make water savings. Ensuring you are watering to best suit the needs of your garden and lawn, without wasting water can result in big savings. The workshops will answer common questions, to help you make yours a waterwise garden.

If you would like to attend, RSVP by close of business Monday 4 December 2017 by contacting the Council’s Environmental Officer on 08 9311 8111 or by email at bnock@vicpark.wa.gov.au

Summer Gardening with John Colwill

Summer Gardening with John Colwill

December 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Byford Glades Community Garden, 63 Mead St, Byford WA 6122, Australia

John is well known as a radio and TV presenter on the ABC and promotes environmentally sustainable gardening practices.

In this 4 hour workshop (lunch included) John will show us how to prepare our gardens for summer. Bring along your questions and gardening problems for the Q&A session.
Family friendly – bring the kids!

Free but registrations essential.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/summer-garden-with-john-colwill-tickets-40091501761

Composting with Robyn Brown

Composting with Robyn Brown

December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Byford Glades Community Garden, 63 Mead St, Byford WA 6122, Australia

The awesome Robyn Brown will help us start our compost – come and see what is involved and how to make great compost. Robyn has a wonderful knack of making things simple, using what you have at hand, and the great tips for troubleshooting as on our journeys to becoming experienced! Bring the kids.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/composting-with-robyn-brown-tickets-40086509830

Growing Your Own Food

Growing Your Own Food

December 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, 184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake, Western Australia, Australia

Are you keen to try growing some food in your garden? Have you tried and failed to get a worthwhile crop? This workshop will look at some of the basics – from soil preparation and watering methods to how to choose what you should be growing in your garden.

You will leave with everything you need to know to enjoy a bumper crop this season.
https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/growing-your-own-food

COOBY Swap & Share

COOBY Swap & Share

November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
February 3, 2018  @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
March 3, 2018  @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
April 7, 2018   @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Coolbellup Public Library, 90 Cordelia Ave, Coolbellup WA 6163, Australia

The COOBY Swap & Share goes down a treat with locals from Coolbellup and surrounds who bring their fresh produce (oranges, lemons, herbs and spices) as well as things to keep us intrigued such as Jerusalem Artichokes and dehydrated Nasturtium leaves. We also had some homemade passionfruit and lemon butter, jams and even pickles and freshly preserved olives. You can bring seedlings, cuttings, flowers, even plants. Please guys nothing that needs to be kept cold. Swappers need to be aware that you take all products at your own risk.

COOBY Swap & Share is about swapping, sharing ideas and building our Community. No money changes hands at this event. You are welcome to just drop by for a cuppa and see what all the fuss is about. The COOBY Swap & Share is held outside the library on the first Saturday of every month.

Bring your produce to swap between 10.00am -10.30am and hang around to swap between 10.30am to 11.00am.

Swan Valley Happenings Events

Swan Valley Happenings Events

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

 

Boxed Green Workshops

Boxed Green Workshops

Secrets of Native Gardening

 

December 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am4:00 pm
Woodlands WA 6018, Australia

In this great-value workshop we’ll show you how to create a beautiful, sustainable garden – without mulch, fertilizer, chemicals or irrigation.

Together, we explore the native gardening myths and build an understanding of how easy it can be, and the pitfalls to avoid. We’ll explain the importance of eco-gardening, and show you how to apply it. You’ll leave with your heart full of inspiration – and your hands full of native plants!

Once your booking is confirmed, we will be in touch to provide location details, specifics of your food requirements and everything you need to enjoy a great day with a wonderful group of fellow gardeners!

Topics covered include:
-Planting for long-term success
-Choosing the right plant for each location
-Increasing bird visits
-Reducing water needs (and turning off your irrigation!)
-Bringing life to difficult areas
-Having colour in your garden all year
-Bringing the joy back into gardening

Cost: $150

 

To reserve your place visit: http://boxedgreen.com.au/workshops/

 

Northern Community Share

Northern Community Share

December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
West Stirling Neighbourhood House, 228 Hancock St, Doubleview WA 6018, Australia

Come along at 8am, help set up and put your goodies on the tables. Have a cuppa and share morning tea, check out all the offerings. At 9am the share commences and then we pack up, taking anything we brought that was not taken home. Its a great morning and a chance to meet like-minded people. You can share excess produce, preserves, seeds, plants, books and clothing. A donation towards costs appreciated.

Hosted by Transition Town Stirling.

Green Life Soil Co Events

Green Life Soil Co Events

 

 

Medicine From Your Garden

December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This workshop will teach you how to improve the health of you, your family, and others around you.

Your digestive system is a sensitive and complex environment, easily disturbed by poor quality food, stress, medications and microbial pathogens.

Medicinal plants have been used throughout history for their ability to strengthen digestive function, fight infections, reduce inflammation and enhance and balance assimilation and elimination.

Some topics in this workshop will involve your participation, which means you’ll have some goodies to take home with you as well as your notes.

This workshop will cover:
-Dietary principles for protecting and healing the digestive system
-The difference between good and bad fats
-Herbs & vegetables that protect the digestive system
-How to support concentration and memory
-How stress influences our gut and immune system
-Important but little known herbs for pain and inflammation
-How to grow, harvest, dry and store your own botanical medicine
-Why sprouts & microgreens are so good for you
-Doctrine of signatures

Take home info sheets will be supplied but bring along a pen to take extra notes.

Cost: $39

 

 

 

Crop Rotation & Companion Planting

December 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Crop rotation and companion planting are important elements to any successful organic garden.
They help to create a healthy garden and can be thought of as preventative health measures. What’s more they create balance and harmony, whilst contributing to diversity.

Tan shares her knowledge and experience of designing an easy to use crop rotation system.

In this workshop participants will learn about crop rotation and create their own system designed to their particular need. Time will be spent drawing a rough map of your garden. (Please feel free to bring one with you). Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their household needs, in terms of food production.

Designing a rotation system is the perfect time to think and experiment with companion planting. Learn the main functions of companion planting and examples of each.

Time will be given to finding the right plants for your garden and placing them in the best rotation.

This workshop is hands on and allows participants to experiment with how to use companion planting in a mock herb bed.

Take home info sheets will be supplied but bring along a pen to take extra notes.

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 December 17 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday January 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

Beyond Gardens Events

Beyond Gardens Events

Garden Design to Cool Your Home Workshop – Cannington

December 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cannington Library, 233 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington, Western Australia, Australia

John Colwill from Beyond Gardens will show you how clever garden design can help keep your home significantly cooler in summer. Stay cool, have a beautiful garden and reduce your power bills!

Light refreshments are served at half time.
These workshops are FREE of charge, but you must register to attend.
http://www.beyondgardens.com.au/events.php