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Events in April 2022
Composting WorkshopDarius Wells Library & Resource CentreChisham Ave & Robbos WayKwinana,
Organic kitchen waste and garden waste are a large percentage of what households throw into the general waste bin.
Come and learn with Peg Davies how these simple and free raw materials can be made into compost to feed the garden and help the environment.
Compost is great for recycling food waste, improving the condition of your soil, increasing water retention and fertilising plants. Good compost is full of nutrients and organic matter.
During this workshop you will learn what ingredients to use in your batch and in what ratios. You will see real compost in action and find out what to do day by day to get your compost really cranking.
After completing the workshop, buy twin compost bins and receive a $60 rebate upon proof of purchase and residence (attendance of workshop is required to be eligible for the rebate)
*The rebate only applies to City of Kwinana residents.
Register now for this free event. Please bring along a reusable cup and/or water bottle. Coffee,tea and light refreshments provided.
Introduction to Permaculture
Introduction to PermacultureWA Museum Boola BardipPerth Cultural Centre25 Francis StPerth,
In partnership with the WA Museum Boola Bardip, Gaia Permaculture is delighted to offer this CBD based workshop at a reduced cost for participants.
Permaculture was created over 50 years ago in Tasmania and has reached all corners of the globe. Permaculture is an Australian accredited qualification offered in high schools and TAFE, from Certificate I through to Diploma.
Come join me, Fiona Blackham, on discovering what Permaculture is all about, what it is not, and how the underpinning ethics and principles guide the system of designing your property (large and small) to be more productive, energy efficient, produce much less waste, increase soil fertility, adopt organic approaches, reduce water use and be integrated, regenerative and sustainable both for your garden, yourself and your community.
This course will give you an insight to how a permaculture designed property differs from other approaches through maximising and working with natural energies coming into and out of your property.
Interactive and hands on with a blend of theory and practical including group and individual work, we hope this workshop offers something to everyone and show you just how broad the diverse skills of Permaculture design thinking can reach.
Biodiversity matters: Western Australia’s people & nature influencing global decisions
Biodiversity matters: Western Australia’s people & nature influencing global decisionsSocial Sciences Lecture Theatre, UWASaw PromenadeCrawley,
2022 Serventy Memorial Lecture with Dr Judith Fisher
Western Australia is known locally and internationally for its high levels of biodiversity, across the 26 bioregions, close to 1/3 of Australia’s lands. Not only does Western Australia have significant biodiversity, but significantly important relationships of Traditional Owners living in and maintaining these landscapes across 40,000+ years. Judy will share with you how the knowledge she has gained, and experiences over 30 years working with communities across many of WA’s natural habitats, are influencing international responses to solutions to prevent biodiversity loss and advance relationships of people with nature. We work to bring change locally and globally to enable the planet and its’ people to respond to changing climates while providing healthy biodiverse landscapes for the future.
Understanding Worm Farms
Understanding Worm FarmsThommo's Community Garden152 Robertson DveGlen Iris,
As part of the South West Science Council's calendar of events we'll be hosting a series of workshops and presentations engaging the community in a variety of practical sciences. These workshops will focus on showcasing how ancient technologies can be easily utilised, providing more opportunities for living sustainably. Bring the family along and we'll all learn a new (old!) skill.
We'll be meeting at Thommo's Community Garden for a morning discussing the intricacies of worm farms and how you can reduce household waste and produce nutrient rich fertiliser for your garden.
Complimentary morning tea provided. Please register for this free event as places are limited.Thinking Green: Watercolour trees (Midland)
Thinking Green: Watercolour trees (Midland)Old Midland Courthouse49 Helena StMidland,
Trees are important for humans and wildlife – so pay homage to them by learning how to paint a watercolours tree with Miriam Gardiner.
Watercolour paints result in a transparent and layered effect, a style which works wonderful for trees. Learn how to paint watercolour trees whilst relaxing and thinking about how trees help us by providing shade, oxygen, food, habitat, flowers and much more. Take home your painting at the end.
No prior experience needed. This workshop is suitable for adults and young people aged 12 and over.
Get the Facts: All about Trees in the City of South Perth
Get the Facts: All about Trees in the City of South PerthManning Community Centre2 Conochie CrsManning,
The City of South Perth has a huge range of mature street trees including Jacarandas, Camphor Laurels, Cork Oaks, Lemon Scented Gums and Norfolk Pines. Join tree specialist and streetscape supervisor; John Murray, to find out how the city keeps the trees healthy and safe. John believes "trees are not just for the bush!"
The talk will include information on
- the importance of the urban forest
- endemic trees vs imports from other countries
- property value
- oxygen the whole life a tree brings
- what the average person on the street can do to have an impact of greening the environment
John will take questions about trees in general but is unable to answer questions in relation to specific trees.
Gardening On The Cheap
Gardening On The CheapCity of Vincent Leederville Library99 Loftus StLeederville,
Peg will show you how you can do lots in your garden space with little to no money, using what you’ve got to make it attractive and useful.
Presented by Peg Davies, Lessen with Peg, on behalf of Switch Your Thinking.
Gardening in a changing climate with Sabrina Hahn
Gardening in a changing climate with Sabrina Hahn
This free workshop will be delivered by gardening goddess Sabrina Hahn, the host of ABC radio's gardening program Roots and Shoots. Sabrina has a passion for the creation of sustainable environments that make cities more liveable. Her aim is to educate the community on the importance of creating biodiversity in their own backyards. She believes that diminishing green spaces in urban areas provide an opportunity to return biodiversity into cities and offer people a space for physical and mental wellbeing.
Come and learn how to build climate change resilience in your garden. Sabrina will be talking about ways in which we can improve soil health; the importance of appropriate plant selection; the importance of creating upper level canopy to increase shading; ways to cope with diseases and pests; and improving irrigation design.
Reflect: Heritage Trees & IntraMaps
Reflect: Heritage Trees & IntraMapsOld MillMelville PlaceSouth Perth,
As part of the WA Tree Festival, Anthony Styan will walk us through how to use the online public maps system IntraMaps to find Heritage Trees in the City of South Perth. He will share some fascinating and funny stories about the history of Heritage Trees from Salter Point to South Perth, Kensington to Karawara.ReLeaf Melville Tree Planting programs information session
ReLeaf Melville Tree Planting programs information session
This information session aims to inform residents about the objectives of the the ReLeaf Melville tree planting programs. The Tree Succession program aims to plan for the replacement of trees that have been identified as going into decline . The Expansion program aims to plant trees in vacant verges and other public land to increase our overall canopy coverage
We are increasing tree planting on public land to help build climate change resilience within our community. Increasing trees on verges and public spaces is the most viable known way that we can reduce urban heating now and into the future
Painting Wildlife on a Textured Background with Ros Blackburn
Painting Wildlife on a Textured Background with Ros BlackburnSettlers Cottage180 Pearson StChurchlands,
Ros will demonstrate and take you through her method of preparing a textured canvas to be used as a background for your wildlife subject. Then, when the paint is dry, will demonstrate some methods of transferring your subject onto the canvas.
Cost includes a canvas with a coloured under coat and all materials. Bring your own photograph or choose from a selection provided.
Morning tea provide, BYO lunch.