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Events in June 2022
Sustainability in the suburbs
Sustainability in the suburbs
Keeping animals in our urban setting is a means of reducing organic waste to landfill, providing pest and weed control, fertiliser for the garden whilst bringing you and your family closer to nature. In a well- designed urban garden, you can reduce, reuse and recycle with the help of your animal friends – and don’t forget the worm farm.
Food preserving and seed saving adds another dimension to sustainable living. There is nothing more gratifying that learning about heirloom seed and saving your own seed to use for another season. Of course experiencing the joys of preserving your excess produce or making use of low-cost seasonal food deliciously ‘packed away’ to use for another day!
Learn from an accredited Beekeeper on how to have healthy bees living and working in your garden, best location in your garden, what bees like to feed on, environmental considerations both in Australia and worldwide, techniques for managing bees, regulations both State and Local Government and much more.
This workshop will give you the practical skills; easy to follow recipes and ideas to make you and your family safer and more sustainable with toxic free alternatives. Learn how to make a selection of your own products such as toothpaste, deodorant, hand cleaner and Moroccan lemon preserve!
Grow Your Own Veggies
Grow Your Own Veggies
Shire of Mundaring and Switch Your Thinking invite you to attend this FREE webinar.
If you want to eat home grown nutritious food, save money and increase food security for your family, this event is for you!
In this webinar, we'll show you how to set up a veggie patch from scratch - from preparing the soil, choosing which veggies to grow (and when), fertilise wisely, deal with pests and much more. By the end of the session you will have all the info you need to get started!
Our presenter Robyn Brown (from Waste is My Resource) has a wealth of gardening experience from a lifetime of following permaculture principles to set up her 5 acre property to grow organic food for her family. Robyn is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others.
Wooroloo Garden for the Community OPENING & Great Gardens Workshop
Wooroloo Garden for the Community OPENING & Great Gardens WorkshopWooroloo HallGovernment RdWooroloo,
This FREE workshop is being held to celebrate the OPENING of the Wooroloo Garden for the Community*.
Presented by The Forever Project topics will include:
-firewise home & garden principles
-safe & effective weed control
-garden recovery after fire
-wicking bed gardening
Black Cockatoo Crisis - Fundraising Picnic
Black Cockatoo Crisis - Fundraising PicnicMahara Park85 Aldersyde RdPiesse Brook,
SAVE THE DATE: BLACK COCKATOO CRISIS DOCUMENTARY FUNDRAISING PICNIC - SUNDAY JUNE 12th 1-5pm at our beautiful family property MAHARA PARK 85 Aldersyde Rd Piesse Brook.
There will be food and drinks, kids art workshops, real cockatoos, silent auction, live music and more surprises to be announced soon! Stay tuned!
BLACK COCKATOO CRISIS is a documentary being produced and directed by the award winning filmmaker Jane Hammond (Cry of the Forests - A Western Australian Story, A Crude Injustice).
The event is to raise funds to help complete the film as soon as possible. So far they have raised over $55,000 (35%) of the goal of $170,000! Every little bit helps.
Western Australia's iconic black cockatoos are in crisis. Their numbers have fallen dramatically over the past few decades and all three species in the south west of WA could become extinct in just 20 years unless something is done to protect their habitats. With the loss of the banksia woodlands on the Swan Coastal Plain to housing, Carnaby's Black Cockatoos have come to depend on the once vast exotic pine plantations on Perth's northern fringe.
These pine plantations supply up to half of all the food needed to keep the population of Carnaby's alive but these too are disappearing. Within the next two years the remaining 6000ha of pines are slated for clearing leaving the cockatoos facing possible starvation.
Meanwhile the Baudin's Black Cockatoos are literally being shot out of the sky in an unequal battle for food with apple and pear growers in Perth's hills. And the Red Tail Forest Black Cockatoos are under threat from the loss of nesting hollows and declining habitat.
Black Cockatoo Crisis looks at the plight of our special cockatoos and what we can do to stop these threatened species disappearing for ever. The clock is ticking on our black cockatoos. Will we save them in time?
Making Beautiful Soil
Making Beautiful SoilScarborough Community Hub173 Gildercliffe StScarborough,
Register to learn practical and easy ways to compost, worm farm and use a bokashi bucket for all spaces from window sills to big backyards. Create your own nutrient rich soil for your plants to thrive!
We will also explore ways to make good compost and discover how to use meat, fish bones and dead cheeses in a composting system.
Reuse, reduce recycle ♻️
Gardening Workshop Series - Composting for beginners