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Events in April 2021
Get energy smart at home
Get energy smart at homeBill Hicks HallCnr Portwine Ave & Plaistowe BlvdByford,
Explore tips to help you cut your energy use and save you money. Understand your electricity and water usage better and learn some simple changes that can make a big difference.
Find out how to identify what’s using the most energy and water in your home.
This free workshop is suitable for adults and children aged 14 and over.
DIY recycled reusable bag
DIY recycled reusable bagByford Hall9 Clifton StByford,
Join Switch your thinking and local upcycler and waste expert Robyn Brown to make and take your own reusable t-shirt bag.
Learn how to transform an old t-shirt that you love or loathe into a handy shopping bag, without going near a sewing machine!
You'll learn the simple skills to make these bags again and again, and take a finished bag home with you.
Please bring a used men's or women's t-shirt (not polo shirt style) or singlet with you to make your bag. If you don't have an old t-shirt hit your local op-shop and look for a design or pattern that you love.
This free workshop is suitable for adults and teens.Growing Your Own Food from Seed
Growing Your Own Food from SeedRoleystone Family Centre19 Wygonda Rd, RoleystoneRoleystone,
With summer finally giving way to autumn and so many people wanting to grow their own food, there’s no better time to start growing vegetable, herbs, flowers etc . At this time last year, when the pandemic hit us, people were scrambling to buy seeds and seedlings and in many cases it was impossible to buy seedlings! So, why not come to the April meeting of Roleystone Organic Growers and start some punnets of your own.
For success in growing vegetables and herbs, it is important to time the planting of seeds and seedlings to take advantage of seasonal conditions most favourable for their growth. The marvellous thing about autumn is that it is a good time that you can put in those seeds that thrive in the winter.
When you sow vegetables from seed in punnets/trays, it gives you an enormous choice of different varieties-you may like to bring some of the following seeds to be sure you sow what you want to grow: Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Kale, Silverbeet, Spinach, Leeks, Lettuce, Parsley, Early White onions., Chives, Chinese Cabbage, Radish, Swedes, Mustard, Turnips, Coriander, Rocket, Mizuna, Pak Choy to name a few.
We will have seed from our seed bank for sale at $1.50 per packet. These seeds have mostly been grown locally under our local conditions, which is a huge advantage.
If you decide to purchase seed, we suggest planting organic non-hybrid or heirloom seeds, as you can then save the seeds for the future. These can be either purchased at local retailers or online.
Please bring all you need to get your seeds into soil: Seeds, trowel, gloves, punnets, trays, plant tags/labels, a mask, and a permanent marking pen. We will provide Organically Certified Seed Raising Mix.
The meeting is on Wednesday April 14th @ 7.00pm in the Roleystone Family Centre, 19 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone. Entry still $3. Enquiries to Lisa 9399 2312.
Permaculture Design Course
Permaculture Design CourseEcoburbia16 Livingstone StBeaconsfield,
This 10-day Permaculture Design Course (PDC) on Thursdays of Term 2 will open your eyes to a range of topics and show you the connections between ecology, landscape design, agriculture and our lifestyles. In this 72-hour course, you will gain an internationally recognised qualification that prepares you well for further study and work in the permaculture field.
Freo Permies Perma-blitz
Freo Permies Perma-blitzBeaconsfield
Perma-Blitz events are a whirlwind of activity as we come together to make permaculture plans a reality. A great mix of skill building, knowledge sharing, and socialising - they are a great way to start your permaculture journey.
This month we are welcoming everyone to come and take a look at what has been happening at Brendan and Sarah's place!
Nestled in a historic part of beaconsfield, Sarah and Brendan have been busy with renovations and improvements over the last year, and are now ready to get their backyard back into a productive food forest!
Arrive at 9am for a cup of tea and a walk around, before Brendan and Sarah will go over their design ideas and we will get ourselves sorted into teams.
Jobs for the day will include defining paths, sheet- mulching, weeding, harvesting, planting fruit trees, and making vegetable beds. As we work you’ll be guided by our 'team leads' who will help to not only teach you the task, but help you understand the theory and interconnectedness behind the activities.
Yummy morning tea and lunch will be provided to keep you nourished - including gluten free and vegan options.
We will wrap up by 2.30-3.00pm and sit back to celebrate what we've all created!
This event is Children and family friendly.
Please bring along:
- Sturdy shoes
Please follow the link to grab a ticket - details of location will be sent the week prior to the event.
We are a regional group of permaculture west and encourage you to join - please nominate Fremantle Permaculture as your local group.
Making High Density Development & Green Infrastructure Integration Happen
Making High Density Development & Green Infrastructure Integration HappenWestern Australian Cricket AssociationNelson CrescentEast Perth,
A conference to examine & remove common excuses for why we can’t engineer spaces for trees, below ground services & other infrastructure.
Presented by WA's leading Arboriculture Business this conference aims to tackle - head-on – the integration of urban greening with below ground services and trees into living spaces, where you didn’t think it was possible.
State Government Ministers together with some of Australia’s leading experts join forces to outline the Disruption and Innovation around this topic, show you ways to break-down previously held barriers and to demonstrate the ‘art of the possible’. This promises to provide fresh, dynamic perspectives and practical recommendations for Local Government and Commercial Organisations alike.
This event is building up to being a turning point in how we all think about integrating green infrastructure into high density development, successfully.
Ticket Price of $174.34 includes GST and a booking fee.